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Female teen knuckleballer lands in U.S.

Updated: May 8, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICO, Calif. -- Eri Yoshida is like many girls her age. She has an affinity for torn blue jeans, loves music and giggles uncontrollably, sometimes for no reason at all.

The 18-year-old Japanese teen also throws a pretty mean knuckleball, which she hopes to parlay into a professional baseball career.

Yoshida was introduced on Friday as a member of the Chico Outlaws, a minor league team that plays in the independent Golden Baseball League. The news conference came ...

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