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A Baseball First: Knuckleballer Wins Cy Young

Mets' RA Dickey is NL winner; David Price wins in AL

(Newser) - Knuckleballer RA Dickey of the New York Mets and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays won baseball's Cy Young awards today. The 38-year-old Dickey became the first pitcher who relied predominantly on a knuckleball to win the Cy Young, and he was an easy winner. He finished the... 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 »

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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