- Sport: Olympic Baseball
- Nation: Chinese Taipei
- Discipline: Pitcher
- Notes: Went 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA during the final Olympic qualifying tournament to help Taiwan earn a berth in the Beijing Games.
Started and pitched five innings to earn a 2-0 win over Germany, and threw 6 2-3 scoreless innings in a 4-3 loss to a Korean
team that scored 60 runs in the seven-game tournament. ... Will be seeking redemption for the 2004 Athens Games, when he gave
up three runs in six innings of a 5-4 loss to a weak Italian team that knocked Taiwan out of medal contention. The right-hander,
then just 24, took responsibility for his team's disappointing result. ... Posted a 3.00 ERA and struck out 18 in 12 innings
over two starts in Athens. ... Suffered an injured shoulder in 2004 that caused him to struggle over the next few seasons.
Was sent to the minors in 2006 by the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League and continued to pitch poorly, leading to his
release that season. ... Can dominate but doesn't do it consistently, as his varied performances in international play suggest.
... Went 26-19 with one save and a 3.81 ERA in 63 Nippon Pro Baseball games, with 351 strikeouts in 387 innings, but also
gave up 148 walks and 54 homers. ... Several U.S. major league teams showed interest in signing Chih-Chia in 2001, but were
outbid by Seibu, which offered him a signing bonus of one million yen. ... Considered to be equal or superior to Boston Red
Sox star Daisuke Matsuzaka - Chih-Chia's former teammate with Seibu - earlier in his career, but shoulder injury has limited