The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth (on My Own History (hardcover))

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a Retelling Of The Day Jackie Mitchell, A Seventeen-year-old Female Professional Baseball Player, Struck Out The New York Yankees Best Hitters, Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig, In An ...

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truth Is Often Stranger Than Fiction. This Little Known Incident In The Career Of Babe Ruth Is A Gem. Jackie Mitchell, A Teenage Girl, Signed A Contract With The Chattanooga Lookouts And She Was Slated To Play In A Preseason Exhibition Game. This Was 1931 When Women Were Not Generally Involved In Professional Sports And They Didn't Play On The Men's Teams. Jackie Got Her Big Chance In The Exhibition Game. She Not Only Struck Out Babe Ruth She Also Struck Out Lou Gehrig. It Was The Beginning And End Of Her Career With The Lookouts And The Debate Still Rages As To Whether She Really Did Pitch A Superb Couple Of Innings Or If The Two Legendary Batters Let Her Strike Them Out As Part Of A Publicity Stunt. It Really Doesn't Matter, Because It Is An Interesting Bit Of Sports History, Well Told. A Good Choice For Boys And Girls. Part Of The On My Own History Seriesgrades 23. 2000, Carolrhoda/lerner, $21.27 And $5.95. Ages 6 To 8. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot 1575053977

Author : Jean L S Patrick

Publisher : Carolrhoda Books

Published Year : 2000

Edition : LIBRARY ED

ISBN : 1575053977

ISBN13 : 9781575053974