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Use 'Taiwan,' not 'Chinese Taipei': Orioles manager

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 - Page 3

Buck Showalter, manager of the Baltimore Orioles, has slammed the use of "Chinese Taipei" as a name for the Taiwanese national baseball team and has given his support to the use of "Taiwan" at international tournaments.

Watching the World Baseball Classic (WBC) games, Showalter told Taiwanese media to call the team "Taiwan."

"Don't use ‘Chinese Taipei' anymore," he said.

Showalter has a strong connection with Taiwan after guiding Taiwanese pitcher Chen Wei-yin to a winning 12-11 record in Chen's rookie season in Major League Baseball last year.

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