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

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous"

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In 1943, many major-league stars had joined the armed services and gone off to war and stadium owners and baseball executives worried that the game would never recover. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was the solution to this problem: It would keep ballparks filled and fans entertained until the war was over. For 12 seasons, more than 600 women played for the league’s teams. First AAGPBL players signed in 1943: Claire Schillace, Ann Harnett, Edythe Perlick, & Shirley…

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BlueRock Energy Turning Point of the Game (5/17/14) - Steven Souza Jr. gets a @Syracuse Chiefs rally going by blasting a one-out triple in the 4th!

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26 Of The Most Ridiculous Minor League Baseball Logos You'll Ever See

Everett Aquasox | 26 Of The Most Ridiculous Minor League Baseball Logos You'll Ever See:

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