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Mighty Jackie


A book written by Marissa Moss

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In 1931, seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell pitches against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game, becoming the first professional female pitcher in baseball history.

Reviewed by Owen, age 9

Owen says, “This book was so so.”

On April 2, 1931, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the New York Yankees are playing an exhibition game against the minor league Chattanooga Lookouts, a not very good team, except for their pitcher, Jackie Mitchell. She is a female, and people know that girls can't pitch, or at least they think so. Babe Ruth and Lou Gerhig are leading off for the yankees. Can Jackie strike them out? Read this book to find out