Tuesday, November 18, 2008
16 year old girl to play pro baseball in Japan
A 16-year-old schoolgirl is set to become the first ever woman to play alongside men in pro baseball in Japan.
Eri Yoshida was drafted for a new independent league that will launch in April and will play for the Kobe 9 Cruise team.
A female professional baseball federation existed for a few years in the 1950s, but Yoshida will become Japan's first-ever woman to play alongside professional male players.