Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
Directed by Frank W. Chen
With his signature sinker ball, Chien-Ming Wang was once considered one of Major League Baseball’s most promising pitchers. Wang established himself as the ace of the New York Yankees and as the pride of Taiwan. In 2008, just as his star was rising, he suffered a devastating injury that derailed his career. However, Wang refused to let this setback stop him from pitching. He refused to go home, and after regaining his health, he traveled the United States from team to team in the minor leagues during his quest to pitch again the majors.
A story much bigger than the game of baseball, LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY follows the unbudging conviction of Wang and the unwavering support of family and friends. The emotionally charged sentiments from the people that are a part of his journey, along with the inspiringly candid confessions of Wang himself, come together to create a moving narrative that leaves you rooting for him. Director Frank W. Chen provides a unique look at the baseball through an Asian American lens to capture a narrative much grander than one of a Taiwanese baseball player in America, but rather a story of relentless resolve and love.
— Chelsea Lee
Producers: Frank W Chen, Hai-Tao Wu, Brian Yang
Writers: Hui-Chuan Chan
Cinematographer: Hai-Tao Wu
Editor: Amy Chih-Hsin Lee
Cast: Chien-Ming Wang, Alan Chang