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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bud Selig is excited to announce a team of MLB All Stars will play 5 games in Taiwan in November 2011

"Major League Baseball and the MLBPA will be selecting the MLB team and staff. A full roster and coaching staff will be released in October."... "Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today announced that a team of Major Leaguers will travel to Taiwan this November to play against the Chinese Taipei national team in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series.

The 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series will consist of five games played between November 2 – 6 in three different cities – New Taipei City (XinZhuang Stadium) on November 2, Taichung (Intercontinental Stadium) on November 3 and 4 and Kaohsiung (Chengcing Lake Stadium) on November 5 and 6. Each game will feature the MLB team playing the Chinese Taipei national team and all games will be broadcast live in Taiwan by FTV, Major League Baseball’s exclusive over-the-air broadcaster for regular season and postseason games.

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA will be selecting the MLB team and staff. A full roster and coaching staff will be released in October.

Major League Baseball is excited to take another important step in showcasing our great game to Taiwan, continuing our objective to bring baseball to fans throughout the world,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “We are pleased that many fine players will represent Major League Baseball when they meet the top talents of Taiwan.”...

There are currently 28 players from Taiwan playing in Major League organizations including

  • two on Major League rosters."...
"MLB and the union also are discussing the possibility of having Oakland and Seattle play regular-season games in Japan next season. A March 2003 series between Seattle and Oakland at the Tokyo Dome was scrapped because of the threat of war in Iraq."

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