Baseball

Natalie Gulbis throws out first pitch at A’s game

We’ve written about a lot of ladies throwing out the first pitch this baseball season.  LA Sol Soccer player Marta,  golfer Michelle Wie,  and Sparks players Delisha Milton Jones and Tina Thompson graced the blue carpet by throwing out the first pitch at a Dodger Game.  Serena Williams showed up to toss the pitch out …

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Golfer Michelle Wie throws out the first pitch

On Saturday, August 8th, golfer Michelle Wie threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium when the Los Angeles Dodgers played the Atlanta Braves. Before taking the mound, 19-year old Michelle took part in a putting contest against Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton in the dugout! She said she was having a great time …

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Japan’s first female professional baseball player makes debut

Japan’s first female professional baseball player made her debut Friday, striking out one batter in the ninth inning. Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old who throws a sidearm knuckleball, took the mound during Kobe 9 Cruise’s 5-0 season-opening win over the Osaka Gold Villicanes in the newly formed Kansai Independent League. The 5-foot, 114-pounder walked the first …

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Japanese pro team signs 16-year-old female pitcher

November 17, 2008 – The Japanese are always on the cutting edge and this time they’re making headlines by signing the first woman to play pro ball in Japan. Sixteen year old high school student Eri Yoshida was drafted by the Kobe 9 Cruise, a pro team in the Kansai Independent League that will launch in April. With a side-armed …

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Babe Ruth’s daughter tosses out first pitch at final Yankee Stadium game

September 22, 2008 – I’m not a huge baseball fan but I am a fan of sports history and trivia so my interest was piqued when New York’s iconic Yankee Stadium staged its final game on Sunday to end 85 years of history. Julia Ruth Stevens (92), daughter of legendary slugger Babe Ruth, tossed out …

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The Greatest Catch

June 28, 2008 – By way of my basketball buddy, Judy Naz, comes this great viral video. With over 2 million YouTube views, the girl in this clip has created quite a buzz. Is it real? Clue: Note the bottle of Gatorade in the last shot.

Pitcher Lisa Fernandez, 3-time gold medalist, left off US Olympic team roster

March 31, 2008 – One of our favorite all-time softball players, 3-time Olympic champion Lisa Fernandez, has been left off the U.S. team’s final 15-player roster for the Beijing Games. It’s really a shame since at the 2004 Games she lead in batting average and was the winning pitcher. Having followed her career since her days …

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