THE GIRL WHO STRUCK OUT BABE RUTH. This girl was Pitcher Jackie Mitchell, a spunky 17-year old minor league baseball player. In one inning, one cloudy afternoon in 1931, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig before walking Tony Lazarro - three of the Yankee's most formidable players- in a game which made national headlines. This is the story of that afternoon.
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illustrations draw readers onto the diamond and reinforce the text. This
should be a sure winner when biography time rolls around."
is a rare gem
Jeni Reeves' illustrations
superbly convey the action and suspense of the game. However, her forte
is the face of the characters. From the sneer of disdain on Ruth's visage
as he shakes hands with Mitchell to her look of total determination and
triumphant grin the expressions are vivid and memorable."
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