Books Mighty Jackie The Strike Out Queen by Marissa Moss and C. F. Payne School And Library, 1 v. (unpaged), Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMighty JackieSubtitleThe Strike Out QueenAuthorMarissa Moss and C. F. Payne Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary 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. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Mighty Jackie Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'Mighty Jackie, the Strikeout Queen' June 13, 2005 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.