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 the way. Her knuckler “was really good,” said former Giants infielder Ivan Ochoa. “It's not an easy pitch to hit.” Click here for the minor leaguer's backstory.
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