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Fu-Te Ni

MLB Player information
NameFu-Te Ni
PositionRelief pitcher
MLB debutJune 29, 2009 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win loss record0 1
Earned run average4.33
*Chinatrust Whales (2007 2008) (CPBL) *Detroit Tigers (2009 2010)

Fu-Te Ni

TitleFu-Te Ni
PicFu-Te Ni 2009.jpg
PiccapFu-Te Ni, 2009
PNí Fúdé
WNi Fu-Te
PojGê Hok-tek

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Fu-Te Ni ( ; born November 14, 1982) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. Before joining the Tigers, Ni was a professional baseball player from Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). After his franchise, the Chinatrust Whales, disbanded on November 11, 2008, Ni signed a minor league contract with the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tigers, in 2009.

Ni was called up in June 2009, becoming the sixth Taiwanese player to enter Major League Baseball. He is also the first player to transition from the CPBL to MLB. Ni made his major league debut on June 29, 2009 in relief of Rick Porcello against the Oakland Athletics. The first major league batter he faced was slugger Jason Giambi, and Ni struck him out.

CPBL fans used to call Ni Tu Di Gong, or Fu Teh Cheng Shen, because his given name is the same as the formal name for the Chinese God of the Land. Some called him Need Food because the pronunciation is similar to his name in Mandarin.

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