Hawthorne, NJ, June 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Female knuckleball pitcher, Eri Yoshida, had already made history as the first female pitcher in the minor leagues upon signing with the Chico (CA) Outlaws this winter. Eri made more history on May 29th as she became the first woman to register a hit in a minor league game. Due to the lack of a designated hitter in the Golden Baseball League, Yoshida was forced to hit in her first start and approached the plate with an Akadema bat. With two strikes, the 18 year-old pitcher slapped a hit into right field with an Akadema ash bat. The National Baseball Hall of Fame has recognized that hit as the first ever by a female player in a men’s minor league game. In addition, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be displaying Eri Yoshida’s jersey and Akadema bat in the Diamond Dreams section of their Cooperstown, NY museum. The Akadema bat used by Yoshida marks the first inclusion of an Akadema product in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
About Akadema: Akadema is the world’s most exciting baseball and softball equipment company. In its short history, Akadema has become the hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school and serious youth players. Akadema attributes their increase in market share to their innovative quality professional product line, which is contrast to mass production products that have little to do with quality or feel. Akadema has long stood for high quality and performance and wants you to Bring Your "A" Game. Akadema comes highly endorsed by MLB players like: Manny Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Cameron Maybin, Ross Ohlendorf, Vin Mazzaro, Brad Ziegler, Craig Breslow, David Murphy, Brandon McCarthy, Derek Holland, Jose Guillen and many others as well as Senior Advisors and MLB Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Carl Yastrzemski.
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