Rulers, Suffragists, Philanthropists, Philosophers, PHOOEY on you guys. That's right PHOOEY.
My woman is just elite. Best of the best. Flying planes. BAH. *grins* So awesome they can't even firmly indicate what year she was born in.
Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (August 29, 1912, 1913 or 1914 – January 7, 1987)
"Jackie" Mitchell 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 and more in succession
The New York Yankees and the Chattanooga Lookouts were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 1, 1931. Due to rain the game was postponed until the next day. Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell's fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. The crowd roared for her. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:
I don't know what's going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.
Next up was Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out.