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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 »

Matsui Leaves New York In Style

World Series hero probably done with pinstripes

(Newser) - In New York he was anonymous. In Japan they resented him for twice skipping the World Baseball Classic. But last night Hideki Matsui made fans take notice and cheer, capping a World Series performance that compares favorably to Reggie Jackson’s storied 1977 Series—Jackson hit .450 with 1.250... More »

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