Taiwan’s Tom Peng re-elected president of Baseball Federation of Asia

Taiwan’s Tom Peng re-elected president of Baseball Federation of Asia
10/07/2017

Taiwanese construction tycoon Tom Peng was re-elected to another four-year term president of the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA), which represents 23 nations as the continental arm of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

YILAN, Taiwan — Taiwanese construction tycoon Tom Peng was re-elected to another four-year term as president of the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA), which represents 23 nations as the continental arm of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

New BFA leadership includes Yang Hae-young, the Secretary General of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) professional league, who was elected as a vice president.

Representation on the BFA executive board includes officials from seven nations: China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Pakistan and the Philippines.

“Asian nations have achieved several historic baseball milestones in recent years, and this is positively impacting the global spread and evolution of our sport,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari, who attended the BFA Congress.

Peng also serves as a vice president of the WBSC Baseball Division and as honorary president of the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association.

Asian nations currently occupy three of the top five places in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings, with No. 1 Japan, No. 3 Korea and No. 5 Chinese Taipei.