First Female Pitcher Of 21st Century

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Q:  Who was the first female professional baseball pitcher in North America of the 21st Century?

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A:  Eri Yoshida played for the Chico Outlaws in 2010 in the Golden League.  Note:  Ila Borders finished her playing career in 2000 in the Western League.  Technically the 21st Century started on January 1, 2001 so Yoshida qualifies for the place in history.

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The First Woman In Independent Baseball

Today’s trivia question centers around women in pro baseball.

Q:  Who was the first woman to play in an independent professional baseball game (since the 1993 inception of independent baseball)?

A:  Ila Borders debuted in May of 1997 for the Saint Paul Saints of the Northern League