‘Knuckle Princess’ to be honored in Hall
June 4, 2010
CHICO – The Japanese “Knuckle Princess” is getting Hall of Fame treatment.
The Chico Outlaws said Thursday that the Baseball Hall of Fame has asked for the jersey and bat Eri Yoshida used in her debut with the team last weekend for a display in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Yoshida pitched three innings and hit an RBI single in her only at-bat in her first game in the independent Golden Baseball League. The 18-year-old Yoshida became the first woman to play pro baseball in the United States since Ila Borders in 2000 when she appeared in the game May 29 against Tijuana.
Yoshida will present the items to the Hall before a game she pitches in later this month. Her second appearance is set for June 12 at home against the Yuma Scorpions.