Eri does her thang Image/Newscom
Jezebel and I am too freaking excited to welcome this gal to the U.S.
In the AP article about Eri from Saturday we learn that she has a killer knuckleball, however sadly inspired by Tim Wakefield of B*ston. Here's hoping she won't hit as many players as ol' Timmy, who had a knack for bruising flesh with wild balls.
Eri is the first woman to play baseball professionally in the United States since LHP Ila Borders played for the St. Paul Saints in 1997. Fingers and toes crossed that we will see Eri playing in an MLB uniform sometime in the very near future.
Relatedly, enjoy the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Victory Song from "A League of Their Own," including a bit of Tom Hanks in his
P.S. "Avoid the clap, Jimmy Dugan" Hey, that's good advice.