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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 »

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