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    The Woman Who (Maybe) Struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

    "Instead, I discovered the astounding story of Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old southpaw who pitched against the New York Yankees on April 2, 1931. The first batter she faced was Ruth, followed by Lou Gehrig, the deadliest hitting duo in baseball history. Mitchell struck them both out. There was a box score to prove it and news stories proclaiming her “organized baseball’s first girl pitcher.”

    This was a great read and something I had no idea ever happened.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histor...759182/?no-ist

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    Neat story , thanks for sharing
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    I just saw that, because it was just Billy Sample's birthday, and since he's a big trivia guy, I was looking for some bday trivia to post for him, and that snippet happened on his bday

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