When the New York Yankees came to Louisiana for an exhibition game with a minor league team, an incredible moment in baseball took place as seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell struck-out legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig with her awesome curve ball.
Jackie Mitchell's father told her she could accomplish anything, including playing baseball. The message sunk in. During an exhibition game in Tennessee, the 17-year-old southpaw struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Read an excerpt from this recommendation for young readers.