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Americans in Taiwan
Just wondering what "Americans" are playing in Taiwan? Any former major/minor leaguers?
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Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Andrew | Posted: Jan 27, 2003 4:52 AM ]

I'm Taiwanese and I can help you out with that.

Current Anaheim Angels' pitcher Ben Weber once played in Taiwan.

In the Chinese Professional League:
  • President Lions: American John Burgos and Mexican Israel Lomeli.
  • China Trust Whales: Japanese Hiroaki Nakayama and Naoki Sugiyama.
  • Brother Elephants: American Jonathan Hurst (a pitcher who pitched in the Japanese Professional leagues, a name you might have heard of) and Japanese Sin Nakagomi.
  • Sinon Bulls: Dominicans Osvaldo Martinze and Ramon Morel.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Richard Wang | Posted: Feb 10, 2003 7:05 AM ]

The 2003 season will start on March 1st in Taiwan. Many foreign players are being tested with the clubs during spring training. It is for sure that John Burgos, Isreal Lomeli, Sugiyama Naoki, Jonathan Hurst, and Ramon Morel will not return to Taiwan this year. The final 25-man rosters will be announced soon.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Andrew | Posted: Mar 12, 2003 2:56 AM ]

Yeah, the CPBL season has started and the final 25-man rosters have been announced. Here is an update of the foreign players on each team:
  • China Trust Whales: Geraldo Guzman, Hiroaki Nakayama, and Takashi Sakagawa

  • President Lions: Joe Davenport, Maximo Nunez, and Hirdoki Yoshimi

  • Brother Elephants: Hisanori Yokota, Sin Nakagomi, and Keigo Imai

  • Naluwan Gida: Takeshi Nonogaki

  • Sinon Bulls: Jeffery Louis Andra, Osvaldo Martinze, and returning Ramon Morel

  • First Securities Agan: Calvin Chipperfield, Anthony Martins, and Rafael Ozuna
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Frank | Posted: Mar 14, 2003 1:53 PM ]

Drew,

Thanks for the info.

Is Geraldo Guzman the guy who played for AZ few years back? As well as Maximo Nunez in the D-Ray's AAA team?.

Do you have the list of foreign players in Taiwan from the league's 1st year till 1994? I moved to the US that year and it's impossible for me to follow Taiwan's professional team now.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: null | Posted: Mar 23, 2003 9:58 AM ]

Yes, Geraldo Guzman did play for the AAA team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. I'm not sure where Maximo Nunez played but apparently he played for AA San Antonio and once was in the Los Angeles Dodges organization.

Here is the list of foreign HITTERS since the Chinese Professional Baseball League started in 1989 (the PITCHER'S list will be coming out shortly):

1. Sinon Bulls: Tachibana Yoshie (Japan), Cecil Espy (U.S.), Kaneko Katsuhiro (Japan), Tony Metoyer (U.S.), Marrero Vazquel (Puerto Rico), James Maurer (U.S.), Bernard Walker (U.S.), Bertram Heffernan (U.S.), Sergio Cairo (Dominican Republic), Ronald Jones (U.S.), Kevin Castle (U.S.), Michael Hickey (U.S.), James Bishop (U.S.), Luis Torruellas (U.S.),
Hector Dela (Dominican Republic), Jay Kirkpatrick (U.S.), Kevin Thomas (U.S.)

2. Tigers: Brian Cornelius (Venezuela), Baham Anthony (U.S.), Leonardo Garcia (Dominican Republic), Eduardo Zambrano (Venezuela), Robert Chance (U.S.), Delwyn Young (U.S.), Sean Mulligan (U.S.), Alberto Pardo (U.S.), Charles Lee (U.S.), Cristobal Martinez (Venezuela), Jose Olmeda (U.S.), Jose Viera (U.S.), Clybe Claypough Jr. (U.S.), Keith Thomas (U.S.),
Victor Rosario (Dominican Republic), Ceasar Marillo (Venezuela), Meji Emilio (Dominican Republic), Brian Grebeck (U.S.), Gabriel Martinez (Dominican Republic), Luis Baven (Venezuela), George Hinshaw (U.S.), Emison Soto (Venezuela), Gilberto Rotes (Venezuela), Melvin Mora (Venezuela), David Tokhgeim (U.S.), Steve Apegues (U.S.), Jose Moreno (Dominican Republic), Kaith Gordon (U.S.), Angel Gonzalez (Dominican Republic), Paul Torres (U.S.), Kevin Datolla (U.S.), Julio Paula (Dominican Republic), Luis Iglesias

3. Brother Elephants: Todd Michael (U.S.), Edger Alfonzo (Venezuela), Pedro Chavez (Venezuela), Johnny Monnell (U.S.), Luis Santos (U.S.), Balvino Galvez (Dominican Republic), Dario Nunez (Dominican Republic), Valerio Perez (Dominican Republic), Jose Oliva (Dominican Republic), Gregg Ritchie (U.S.), Darrell Brown (U.S.), Guillermo Mercedes (Dominican
Republic), Joel Chimelis (U.S.), Eninson Renterin (Dominican Republic), Patrick Howell (U.S.), David Turgeon (U.S.), Tiburcio Domingo (Dominican Republic), Jose Monoz (Puerto Rico), Epifanio Guerrero (Dominican Republic), Robert Wood (U.S.)

4. President Lions: Patrick Byrant (U.S.), Rolando Pino (U.S.), Eduardo Rios (Venezuela), Francisco Laureano (Dominican Republic), Mariano Martinez (Dominican Republic), Rick Bernardo (U.S.), Lorenzo Delacruz (Dominican Republic), Ramon Caraballo (Dominican Republic), Scott Samuels (U.S.), Andujar Cedeno (Dominican Republic), Andres Santana (Dominican Republic), Matsui Takamasa (Japan), Joe Hall (U.S.), Bienvenido Figueroa (Dominican Republic), Hector Roa (Dominican Republic), Leyva German (Mexico), Domingo Michel (Dominican Republic), Diaz Remigio (Mexico), George Alvarez (Dominican Republic), Cesar Hernandez (Dominican Republic), Randolph Kapano (U.S.), Miguel Roman (Dominican Republic), Scott Bullett (U.S.), Harper Milton (U.S.), Cesar Bernardo (Dominican Republic), Luis Rodriguez (U.S.), Daniel Held (U.S.), Raul Rodarte (U.S.), Fredinand Rodriguez (U.S.)

5. Bears: Michael Bosco (U.S.)

6.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Andrew | Posted: Mar 24, 2003 1:08 PM ]

Here is the list of the PITCHERS since the Chinese Professional Baseball League began back in 1989:

1. Sinon Bulls: Alvin Brown (U.S.), Yukihiro Norita (Japan), Elcilio Leon (Dominican Republic), Katsuhiro Maeda (Japan), Timothy Fortugno (U.S.), Michael Mimbs (U.S.), Daniel Mota (Dominican Republic), Kevin Morton (U.S.), Keiichi Kojima (Japan), Adam Butler (U.S.), Chris Nyguard (U.S.), Wilson Heredia (Dominican Republic), Randy Marshall (U.S.), Robert
Kell (U.S.), Jose Soreano (U.S.), Julio Solano (Dominican Republic), Matthew Apana (U.S.), Fransico Martines (U.S.), Jody Treadwell (U.S.), Glenn Disman (U.S.), James Myers (U.S.), George Glinatsis (U.S.), Donald August (U.S.), Boze Marshall (U.S.), Lester Strater (Venezuela), William Kenneth (U.S.), Aguedo Vasquez (Dominican Republic), Clinton Smith (U.S.), Tetsuhiru Nonaka (Japan), Jack Franklin (U.S.), Mark Kiefer (U.S.), Joseph Slusaraki (U.S.)

2. Tigers: Mark Tranberg (U.S.), Alex Sanchez (U.S.), Yutaga Ashigawa (Japan), Aaron Acosta (Mexico), Daisuke Miyashitai (Japan), Omar Bencomo (Venezuela), Argenis Conde (Venezuela), Vasquez Deaza (Dominican Republic), Heary Santes (Dominican Republic), Rafael Montalbo (U.S.), Stanley Tarutis (U.S.), Meji Emilio (Dominican Republic), Stephen Curry (U.S.), Anazario Araujo (Dominican Republic), Francusco Gonzales (U.S.), Alfonso Osuna (U.S.), John Miglio (Dominican Republic), Angel Miranda (U.S.), Fernando Figueroa (U.S.), Jeffrey Pierce (U.S.), Urbano Lugo (Venezuela), Nobuyuki Nakai (Japan), Lenin Picota, Ervin Rivera (Dominican Republic), Ritchie Wallace (U.S.), Jose Jesus (Dominican Republic), Terry Rosenkranz (U.S.), Kevin Coffman (U.S.), Gary Haught (U.S.), Jose Lara (Dominican Republic), Fredrick Dabney (U.S.), Carlos Polido (Venezuela), Danilo Gonzales (Venezuela), Jeffrey Matulevich (U.S.), Charles Devereux (U.S.), Kenny Marrero (Puerto Rico), Julian Gozales (Dominican Republic), Dario Torres (Venezuela), Dane Johnson (U.S.), Walter Wally (U.S.), Jose Centeno (Venezuela), Dave Rithards (U.S.)

3. Brother Elephants: David Rosario (Puerto Rico), Jose Correa (Venezuela), Franc Campos (Venezuela), Felix Antonio (Dominican Republic), David Bennett (U.S.), Meredith Sanford (U.S.), Bracho Arriech (Venezuela), Jeff Williams (U.S.), Valerio Perez (Dominican Republic), Mario Brito (Dominican Republic), Miguel Garcia (Dominican Republic), Maneul
Hernandez (Dominican Republic), Ramon Garcia (Dominican Republic), Edward Ponte (U.S.), Jose Roman (Dominican Republic), Scott Fredrickon (U.S.), Katsushi Shirasaka (Japan), Ramon Atonio (Dominican Republic), Alfredo Arias (Dominican Republic), Toshio Tajima (Japan), Apolinar Garcia (Dominican Republic), William Flynt (U.S.), Julian Zasquez (Dominican Republic), Matther Murray (U.S.), Mike Roesler (U.S.), Abren Oscar (Dominican Republic), Hajime Saito (Japan), Alfornia Jones (U.S.), Balvino Galvez (Dominican Republic), Clingon Brown (U.S.), Kerry Woodson (U.S.), Ryu Hanekawa (Japan), Craig Lewis (U.S.), Francisco Oliveras (U.S.), Cerade Aguilis (Dominican Republic), Timothy Delgado (U.S.), Julio Perez (Dominican Republic), Richard Linares (U.S.), Keith Shephard (U.S.), Enrique Burgos, Chip Duncan
(U.S.), Royal Clayton (U.S.), David Pavlas (U.S.), Engene Caruso (U.S.), Fred Costello (U.S.), Albert Bustillos (U.S.), Richard Olevier (Dominican Republic), Francisco Campo (Mexico), Peter Hartman (U.S.), Kurt Peltzer (U.S.), Jonathan Hurst (U.S.), Jose Garcia (Dominican Republic), Robert Wishnevski (U.S.), Miguel Garcia (Venezuela), Tetsu Yofu (Japan)

4. President Lions: Juilo Valera (U.S.), Scott Diez (U.S.), Armando Valdez (Mexico), Lino Rivera (U.S.), Yukio Matsunaga (Japan), Charles Wanke (U.S.), Charles Smith (U.S.), Ernesto Nieves (U.S.), Todd Edaward (U.S.), Luis Arroyo (Puerto Rico), Cesar Jimenes (Dominican Republic), Raul Rodarte (U.S.), Raul Catedral (Dominican Republic), Willie Smith (U.S.), Brandy Vann (U.S.), Carlos Rivera (Dominican Republic), Takahiro Kanamori (Japan), Jose Parra (Dominican Republic), John Burgos (U.S.), Marcos Vezquez (U.S.), Ray Young (Dominican Republic), Luis Ramirez (Venezuela), Jose Tapia (Dominican Republic), Maximo Rosa (Dominican Republic), Jose Nunez (Dominican Republic), Brian Draham (U.S.), Ediberto Oropesa (U.S.), Lecilio Guante (Dominican Republic), Kevin Wickander (U.S.), Jesus Hernandez (Venezuela),
Brinson Arden (U.S.), Mark Grant (Dominican Republic), Kenneth Winkle (U.S.), Donald Lemon (U.S.), Israel Lomeli (Mexico), Valdimir Perez (Dominican Republic), John Barfield (U.S.), Andrew Carter (U.S.), Andres Santana (Dominican Republic), Miguel Jimenez (U.S.), Bessam Ali (U.S.), Lincoln Mikelsen (U.S.), Daniel Magee (U.S.), Fernando dela Cruz (Dominican Republic), Dennis Gray (U.S.), Ramon Manon (Dominican Republic), Cario Dela (Dominican Republic)

5. ?
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Mar 24, 2003 4:30 PM | HAN Fan ]

Null/Andrew great job on the CPBL foreign player lists!

Does anyone have the Taiwan Major League foreign player lists?
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Gary Garland | Posted: Mar 25, 2003 3:05 PM ]

Hi Andrew:

Hey, if you're really a huge fan of the Taiwan leagues, would you like to write articles about it at least twice or more a week? The website I write for, BaseballGuru.com is looking for somebody to write about the Taiwanese and/or Korean Leagues. You would be given complete editorial free reign. Unfortunately, it doesn't pay anything, but at least you're putting good info out there and you won't believe who you will end up getting e-mail from sometimes. In addition, since few U.S. baseball beat writers know much about Asian baseball, they will ask you to help them occasionally.

Contact Craig Tomarkin at the above website and see what you can workout. Thanks.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Andrew | Posted: Mar 27, 2003 6:46 AM ]

Thanks, I will do that.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Frank | Posted: Mar 27, 2003 12:07 PM ]

Wow! That's a lot of info, and I actually recognized about 10 names. Brings me back some childhood memories.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Pepp Phoenix | Posted: Mar 30, 2003 6:05 PM ]

Wow, you did some serious research there!! Good job you are doing! And it's amazing how you found the list. I know most of these people in their Chinese names, and it's the first time I've see all of them in English. Confusing, but SUPER IMPRESSIVE!
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Holly | Posted: Sep 8, 2004 6:10 AM ]

I saw your message on Google. I am trying to get in touch with a baseball player by the name of Tim Delgado who graduated with me in 1984. Our 20 year reunion is coming up and he is one of the many that we can't find. I ran into him a while back and he said that he was playing baseball overseas, so I'm assuming that this is him. Would you happen to know how I might get in touch with him? Thanks,

Holly Shay (BlueJays1984 at aol d0t com)
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Jeffrey | Posted: Apr 8, 2003 10:50 PM ]

I've put the TML players in the Baseball America almanac every year. You can look for past copies.

When I get time, I'll post a complete list here.
Looking for Jody Treadwell
[ Author: Guest: coco duran | Posted: Apr 3, 2003 9:47 AM ]

I'm looking for a pitcher by the name of Jody Treadwell. I did a search and found that I may be able to contact him this way. Please reply.

[Admin: I get requests like this all the time for players on Japanese teams. Does anyone know of contact addresses for the Taiwanese and Korean teams?]
Korean Team Contact Information
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Apr 3, 2003 3:30 PM | HAN Fan ]

The Official KBO site has the team addresses, telephone #s, Fax #s, and web sites here.
CPBL Contact Info
[ Author: Guest: Andrew | Posted: Apr 6, 2003 3:37 AM ]

Chinese Professional Baseball League Contact Information:

Brother Elephants
Telephone: 02-2545-1622
Fax: 02-2713-1171

Sinon Bulls
Telephone: 04-2375-3371
Fax: 04-2375-1141

President Lions
Telephone: 06-242-3858
Fax: 06-242-3588

China Trust Whales
Telephone: 02-2722-2002
Fax: 02-2723-0349

First Securities Agan
Telephone: 02-25230722
Fax: N/A

Makoto Gida
Telephone: 02-2552-3668
Fax: 02-2552-3690
Re: CPBL Contact Info
[ Author: Guest: Chelley | Posted: Dec 26, 2005 12:04 PM ]

Jody is happily married and has a family, they live in Florida.
Re: Looking for Jody Treadwell
[ Author: Guest: adirlens | Posted: Feb 4, 2004 5:37 PM ]

Coco, I know Jody. Maybe after almost a year you have found him? He used to play for LA.
Re: Looking for Jody Treadwell
[ Author: Guest: Lisa | Posted: Dec 19, 2005 11:14 PM ]

I have also wondered what happened to Jody Treadwell. If this is the same one. I used to go to high school with him and dated him for a while. I believe he then dated a twin sister and married her. I wonder if this is the same one?
Re: Looking for Jody Treadwell
[ Author: Guest: Lisa | Posted: Dec 14, 2006 11:50 PM ]

Are you still looking for Jody Treadwell? He lives in Jacksonville, FL.
Re: Looking for Jody Treadwell
[ Author: Guest: lewisboy | Posted: Mar 28, 2010 10:38 PM ]

Jody's brother david is my cousin they do live in jacksonville jody has a store something like gnc his dad is still a light house chruch thats all the info i will give hope it helps.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: horsecrazy | Posted: Feb 18, 2006 4:04 PM ]

Do you know if the Tigers' 1989 pitcher, Fernando Figueroa, is the one who played AA for the Jacksonville Suns? Do you know where he is now?
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: nahira | Posted: May 29, 2012 3:28 AM ]

[Old thread revival.]

Yeah he's my dad. He did play AA for the Jacksonville Suns and he's Puerto Rican. We live in PR. He retired and now he's coaching my little brother. Seems he can't get away from the field. Ha, hah.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Olga Galan | Posted: Sep 13, 2003 12:05 PM ]

I look for information on American player Sergio Cairo. Is he still playing in Asia?
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Joel | Posted: Sep 25, 2003 9:56 PM ]

Does anyone know where to find statistics in English for prior years of the Chinese Professional Baseball League? I am trying to find the batting statistics for Jay Kirkpatrick of the Sinon Bulls in 1998 and 1999. Thanks.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Jeffrey Wilson | Posted: Sep 28, 2003 12:39 AM ]

The back issues of Baseball America Almanac has the information. Here is the link with his stats from the CPBL website [in Chinese - but mostly readable if you can read Japanese].
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: kennywur | Posted: Sep 10, 2004 4:52 AM ]

to Joel:

There is no English version on CPBL's site.

Here is J.K's stats at CPBL:
YEAR   G  AB  R  H  2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS  AVG  OBP  SLG
1998 104 354 78 137 23 3 31 101 97 82 0 0 .387 .516 .732
1999 42 145 16 34 5 0 3 14 28 43 0 0 .243 .362 .331
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: STEVE | Posted: Jan 25, 2005 4:59 PM ]

Jay Kirkpatrick - Sinon Bulls (CPBL) Taiwan
      AVG    HR-RBI     AB        R    2B    3B     SB
1998 .387 31-101 137-354 78 23 3 0
1999 .234 3-14 34-145 16 5 0 0
1999 Returned to States - Sioux City/Northern League

Courtesy of Baseball America Almanacs

Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: fred | Posted: Apr 12, 2005 11:09 AM ]

Rick Bernardo used to be in the Texas Rangers' farm system. He was drafted in the 12th round out of the University of Maine - Orono. He played first base, and he's my uncle.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: steve | Posted: Feb 14, 2009 3:56 PM ]

I realize that this is an old thread, but I just need to add this.

Rick Bernardo is my uncle, too. Do I know you Fred?
Re: Americans Coaches Sinon Bulls
[ Author: Guest: Jeffrey from Miami | Posted: Nov 4, 2005 6:02 PM ]

You forget Pedro Prado, pitching coach for the Sinon Bulls in 2003. He was the person that taught Fu, r/h pitcher for the Sinon Bulls. And this is the reason that since 2003 all the Sinon Bulls' pitchers have changed a lot, and pitch differently.
American Coaches in Taiwan Since 2003?
[ Author: Guest: Pedro J Prado | Posted: Mar 7, 2005 5:55 PM ]

I would like to know who the American coaches in Taiwan were over the past three years.

Thanks, Pico
Re: American Coaches in Taiwan Since 2003?
[ Author: Guest: John Brooks | Posted: Apr 13, 2005 8:51 AM ]

Former Dodger Teddy Martinez [Baseball Reference] was a hitting coach for the Sinon Bulls of the CPBL. Also, former Dodger employee Luis Trindad is the Bulls' trainer. Teddy Martinez played in 657 Major League games, batting .240 with 7 HR and 108 RBI. I'm not sure if Martinez and Trindad still work for the Sinon Bulls though? [Link - MLB.com]
Re: American Coaches in Taiwan Since 2003?
[ Author: Guest: Pedro Pico Prado | Posted: Oct 4, 2012 9:57 PM ]

My name is Pico Prado. I was coaching Sinnon Bulls in 2003 and it was tremendous experience to help young kids. If someone needs help let me know.

I would like to receive letters from some of my friends. My e-mail is Picobaseball@gmail.com

Thanks. I love your people.

Pico Prado
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Linda | Posted: May 18, 2005 8:23 AM ]

Right hand pitcher, Harold (Hank) Woodman, now plays with Brother Elephants, formerly with AA Texas Rangers, in Tulsa.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Mike | Posted: Oct 29, 2005 12:06 PM ]

Wasn't Harold Woodmon the guilty steroid player that was released?
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Maos.W | Posted: Oct 29, 2005 10:42 PM | SL Fan ]

That's quite a while ago. He was released some time around May or June.
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Brimsek | Posted: Jan 4, 2007 11:12 PM | HNHF Fan ]

Old topic:

I don't know much about Baseball in Taiwan. I only follow the standings on the Internet. But I was wondering if anyone would be able to update the list of American born (or any foreign born) players that played during the 2006 season.

Also is there a limit to foreign born players on the rosters?

Thanks for any help!
Re: Americans in Taiwan
[ Author: Guest: Guest | Posted: Jan 5, 2007 2:07 PM ]

There is a limit, they can only have 3 per roster.

Here are some of the foreigners that I am aware of that played in Taiwan for 2006: Eric Cyr, Luis Ugeto, Jeroime Robertson, Todd Betts, Ramon Morel, Gustavo Martinez, Chris Wright, Kenny Rayborn, Midre Cummings, Tony Fiore, Tilson Brito (sp?), Bill Pulsphier, Chuck Smith, others.
Milt Harper News?
[ Author: Guest: greg from berkeley | Posted: Jun 4, 2009 5:44 AM ]

I realize that this is an old thread, but I just need to add this.

I'd like to hear from anyone with news about Milt Harper who played in Taiwan about 10 years ago. Please send replies to ghlaw atMark pacbell d0t net.
Re: Milt Harper News?
[ Author: Guest: dave turgeon | Posted: Jan 12, 2010 10:47 PM ]

I realize that this is an old thread, but I just need to add this. milt unfortunately and tragically is no longer with us and was involved in an accident in Taiwan around the 94 or 95 season. He was one of the nicest and classiest players I had met in my time in Taiwan. Sorry to be the bearer of this news.
Re: Milt Harper News?
[ Author: Guest: ac | Posted: May 18, 2010 1:18 AM ]

I realize that this is an old thread, but I just need to add this.was this the news i read about where a fellow american baseball player pushed him down a elevator shaft jealous about milt taking his playing time or something? i think the guy who did it came back to play in the states in AAA ball.
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