01/23/2010 12:10 PM ET
Dodgers to Make Historical Trip to Taiwan this March
Team to Play Two Games against a CPBL Team in Taipei and Kaohsiung on March 13 and 14
The Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Taiwan and play two games against a team from the Chinese
Professional Baseball League (CPBL) on March 13 and 14, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players
Association (MLBPA) announced today in Taipei. This will be the Dodgers second trip to Taiwan. They
became the first Major League team to play in Taiwan in 1993 when they competed against a team of CPBL
The games will mark the third time since 2008 that a Major League team has traveled to Asia. In March
2008, the Dodgers and San Diego Padres played two Spring Training games in Beijing, the first-ever MLB
games played in China. Later that month, the Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's opened the 2008 MLB
regular season with a two-game series in Tokyo, Japan.
The two-game set in Taiwan will not be part of the 2010 MLB Spring Training Schedule.
MLB TAIWAN GAMES 2010
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"I would like to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the
Chinese Professional Baseball League for making this historic event possible," said Baseball Commissioner
Allan H. (Bud) Selig. "Major League Baseball is committed to the continued international growth of our
game, and we are excited to have the opportunity to bring these games to the great fans in Taiwan."
"On behalf of all Major League players, I want to thank everyone involved in the effort for the
opportunity to bring Major League baseball to the people of Taiwan," said MLBPA Executive Director,
Michael Weiner. "The Dodgers players look forward to playing before some of the world's greatest baseball
fans. The MLBPA is pleased to be working with the Chinese Professional Baseball League and Major League
Baseball in this effort to expand the world-wide popularity of the game we all love."
"We're very excited to return to Taiwan and continue to strengthen the relationships that date back to
the 1980s," said Dodger Owner Frank McCourt. "The Dodgers believe wholeheartedly in the development of
the game of baseball internationally and we have many fans in Taiwan who we look forward to seeing in