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First Female to Pitch in a Men's College Baseball Game
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Ila Borders was born February 18, 1975, La Mirada, California, U.S., and was a left-handed pitcher in college and independent professional baseball.

She was the first woman pitcher to start a men's NCAA or NAIA college baseball game, playing for Southern California College in the 1994-96 seasons and Whittier College in the 1997 season.

She became the first woman pitcher in integrated men's professional baseball (female players such as Toni Stone had performed in the Negro Leagues) when in 1997 she signed with the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, playing in her first regular season game on May 31, 1997 against the Sioux Falls Canaries. In that debut, she hit the first batter she faced, balked, and gave up three earned runs without recording an out. Her next appearance was much improved; in the one inning she pitched, she walked one but then struck out the side. One month into the regular season, she was traded to the Duluth-Superior Dukes. She pitched from the bullpen for both teams, seeing limited use. Her 1997 season totals were a 7.53 ERA, 15 appearances, 14 innings, allowing 24 hits and 9 walks while striking out 11. She had no decisions.

She returned to the Dukes for the 1998 season, pitching from the bullpen at first, but then on Thursday, July 7, 1998, she was made a starting pitcher, making her the first woman pitcher to start a men's professional baseball game.  Borders has been elected to the Baseball Reliquary Shrine of the Eternals for her unique contributions to the game of baseball.






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