Eri Yoshida: Next Gen Knuckleballer

Eri Yoshida

Readers of DirtDog Baseball will probably remember the name Eri Yoshida, a young Japanese woman and the first female player drafted by a pro baseball team [Kobe Cruise 9] in Japan two years ago at age 16. Eri’s specialty is the knuckleball, which she learned in part from viewing video of Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield and throws sidearm to great effect.

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