Chien-Ming Wang (traditional Chinese: ‡??†¯§‘ø?, pinyin: W?ng Ji?ÿnm??n; born March 31, 1980 in Tainan, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball. He was initially signed as an amateur free-agent for the 2000 season, playing for the Staten Island Yankees. He has come to be known as the Yankees ace pitcher over the 2006 and 2007 seasons.