did Babe Ruth really get struck out by Jackie Mitchell?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
I will say that anything is possible. According to some information he struck out Ruth & Gehrig respectively.
In her teen years (17), Jackie played for a women's team in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended a special baseball school in Atlanta, Georgia. There she attracted the attention of Joe Engel, the president and owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts, who offered her a contract to play for the entire 1931 season. On March 28th of that year she signed the contract and became an official member of the Chattanooga Lookouts, a Class AA minor league team.
The New York Yankees and the Chatanooga Lookouts were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 1, 1931. Due to rain the game was postponed until the 2nd. Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell's fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Ruth slammed down his bat and yelled at the umpire before returning to the Yankees bench.
Next up was Gehrig who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. A seventeen-year-old girl had struck out two of the greatest hitters in baseball history using seven pitches and five swing-throughs.
This is her site as well.
- ocularnervosaLv 71 decade ago
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times in his career so a lot of people can claim that.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i think part of the reason they struck out was not because of her ability, but because they did not expect anything from a woman