Source: Los Angeles Times
Though never a truly dominant major league pitcher, Chien-Ming Wang did win 19 games in consecutive seasons for the New York Yankees and was runner-up for the American League Cy Young Award in 2006.
“Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story” follows the Taiwanese-born ballplayer nearly a decade later as he attempts to bounce back from injuries and once again reach The Show.
By then, Wang had not pitched in the majors for more than two years, bouncing from organization to organization, competing for roster spots with players ten or more years his junior.
A team of trainers, coaches, and doctors work to get the 6-4, 215-pound right-hander back on the mound as he deals with extended separation from his family and the weight of being proclaimed the “Pride of Taiwan.”
“Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story” is playing around the country in select theaters.
Read the story at The Los Angeles Times.
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