Tim Wakefield Offers Pitching Advice To 18-Year-Old Female Knuckleballer
Knuckle Princess Eri Yoshida visited her mentor, Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, in Florida at a spring baseball camp last March. Eri had a chance to witness and study Wakefield’s knuckleball throw.Tim Wakefield is Eri Yoshida’s dream pitcher who invoked in her a hope of becoming a professional baseball player when she was only 13 years old. It was her first time meeting Tim Wakefield. Eri was having difficulties with throwing Knuckle balls consistently since she was self trained before she was going to join Chico Outlaws team. Tim Wakefield gave her some advice. And Tim Wakefield was impressed by her ability as well. Eri is trail blazer for many young girls who dreamed or never thought it would be possible to be in male only baseball world, and even for young boys as well. What a powerful ripple affect she is creating! Do you think Tim Wakefield knew he was influencing and empowering little Japanese girl like Eri Yoshida from far away land? And she made a historical USA debut as a first female professional baseball player in 10 years. Go knuckle princess Eri Yoshida!