Eri Yoshida

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Female Knuckleballer Makes US Debut

Eri Yoshida gives up four runs in three innings

(Newser) - Eri Yoshida had a rocky outing in her long-awaited US pro baseball debut, giving up four runs on five hits in three innings. But the Japanese knuckleballer—the first woman to play professionally in two countries, according to the Wall Street Journal —managed to impress some ex-major leaguers along... More »

Minor League Team Signs Female Pitcher

Eri Yoshida, Japan's first pro woman player, comes to US

(Newser) - Eri Yoshida, Japan’s first female pro baseball player, has signed to pitch for a minor league club in California. The 18-year-old knuckleballer will play for the independent Chico Outlaws, though the team stresses that she’ll have to earn her roster spot in spring training, the Enterprise-Record reports. “... More »

Japan's Female Pitching Whiz May Join US Men's Pro Team

'Knuckleball princess' offered Chico Outlaws contract

(Newser) - "Knuckleball Princess" Eri Yoshida was the first woman to play pro baseball in Japan and she's now being offered the chance to become the first Japanese woman to play pro ball in an American men's league. The 18-year-old super athlete has been offered a contract to play for the... More »

Pitcher Is First Woman to Play in Japan Pro League

17-year-old faces 2 batters, strikes out 1

(Newser) - Eri Yoshida became the first woman to play professional baseball against men in Japan today, where the pitcher had a strikeout in her debut, the AP reports. The 17-year-old, whose signing was widely viewed as a publicity stunt, faced just two batters, walking the first and allowing a stolen base.... More »

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