Everyone knows that Babe Ruth was a great baseball player — but did you know that a teenager pitched right past him? Jackie Mitchell always dreamed of playing baseball, and in 1931, she got signed to play with the Chattanooga Lookouts. But nobody thought this 17-year-old girl could really keep up with the big leaguers. Then, in an exhibition game against the famed New York Yankees, Mitchell got the chance to prove herself: she faced off against both Ruth and his teammate Lou Gehrig. The "girl" on the pitcher's mound struck both of them out!
This early reader book retells the story of the historic day in 1931 when Mitchell faced off against two baseball legends and proved she was up to the task. Mitchell's fascinating story is sure to delight young baseball fans — or anyone who's sick of hearing, "You throw like a girl!" as an insult.
"Jackie Mitchell always dreamed of being a great baseball pitcher, and at age 17 she signed a contract to play with the Chattanooga Lookouts. Her chance to prove herself came on April 2, 1931, during an Exhibition game against the New York Yankees when she pitched against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, striking both out before walking Tony Lazzeri." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||6 - 8|
|Author||Jean L. S. Patrick|
|Illustrator||Jean L. S. Patrick|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2000|
|Publisher||First Avenue Editions|