Eri Yoshida, Knuckleball Pitcher

Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 12:07 am


Eri Yoshida, now 18, is a high school senior in japan who at the age of 16 became the first female drafted by a japanese professional baseball team.

last week she was offered a contract to play for the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League, a west coast independent minor league...
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 07:18 am
@Region Philbis,
Go Eri, go!
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Reply Fri 9 Apr, 2010 11:52 am
TOKYO (AP) -- A female knuckleball pitcher from Japan will be playing for a minor league team in the United States.

Eri Yoshida, an 18-year-old pitcher who played pro ball in Japan last year, signed with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League. The team said she will report to spring training next month.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to pitch for the Chico Outlaws," Yoshida said. "This is a dream come true for me and I hope I can contribute to the team and help them win and also to continue to improve as a pro baseball player."

Yoshida will be the first female to pitch for a pro team in the United States since Ila Borders retired more than 10 years ago, the team said.
Reply Fri 9 Apr, 2010 01:48 pm
@Region Philbis,
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Reply Mon 31 May, 2010 07:54 am

Eri "The Knuckle Princess" Yoshida became the first female to pitch professionally in two countries when she
debuted for the Outlaws saturday in the independent Golden League against the Tijuana Cimmarones.

She started and pitched three innings, allowing four runs on five hits against a lineup that featured three former
big leaguers. She also had an RBI single...
Reply Mon 31 May, 2010 07:59 am
@Region Philbis,
I totally want an Eri tee shirt.
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 05:25 am

didn't know this --

baseball tradition dictates that a knuckleball pitcher must provide the over-sized catcher's mitt...
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