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Minor League Team Signs Female Pitcher!

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What a step in the right direction!

18-year-old Japanese female knuckleball pitcher Eri Yoshida has signed with the U.S. minor league team the Chico Outlaws!

The all-male team (until now!) is part of the Golden Baseball League and their signing of Yoshida marks the first female pitcher to be playing for a professional baseball team in the last 10 years!

Love it!

"I am grateful for this opportunity to pitch for the Chico Outlaws," said Yoshida. "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."

Take that spirit all the way to the majors!

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