Virne Beatrice “Jackie” Mitchell

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Virne Beatrice “Jackie” Mitchell Gilbert (August 29, 1912 (or 1913 or 1914) – January 7, 1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball  history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession…more

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