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The Only Female to Strike Out Babe Ruth

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Seventeen year old Jackie Mitchell, a southpaw who pitched against the New York Yankees on April 2, 1931 striked out not only Babe Ruth but Lou Gehrig, too. There are still rumors today saying that it was done for promotional purposes and wasn’t genuine but hey, staged or not, it is still a pretty big credit to strike out the Great Bambino.

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