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  1. Teenage Girl Makes MLB Hitters Miss

    The Tampa Bay Rays are off to their worst start in almost a decade, and yesterday they even had trouble hitting off a girl. But Chelsea Baker, 17, is no ordinary girl, or pitcher. Thanks to her knuckleball pitch, taught to her by the late MLB all-star Joe Niekro, the bespectacled high school junior from Plant City, Fla., had major leaguers like Evan Longoria and Jose Molina whiffing in batting practice. Baker, who had a 0.74 ERA this year, will try out for the USA Baseball women’s national team this summer. 

    SB Nation, Fox, Max Preps

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