Kao Breaks CPBL Homerun Record

The EDA Rhinos Kuo-Hui Kai broke the CPBL homerun record of 33 held by the Lions Tilson Brito in 2007. Kao hit another homerun last night to put his total at 35. With 11 games to play Kao hopes to be the first player in the CPBL to hit 40 homeruns in a season.

Brito had a two year major league career where he hit only three homeruns in 92 games between 1996 to 1997. He had a six year career in the KBO where he played for four different teams averaging about 19 homeruns per season. In 2006 he moved to the CPBL where he established a three year career hitting 33 homeruns in his second year and 24 in the third year.

Kao played in the Mariners minor league system from 2006 to 2012, never playing higher than the AA level before returning to the CPBL in 2013. He is the nephew of Chin-Hui Tsao.

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