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.
- ABA Bookselling This Week Kids' Pick of the List
- A Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Storytelling World Award Honor Title
"Plenty of illustrations draw readers onto the diamond and reinforce the text. This should be a sure winner when biography time rolls around."
-EB - University of Illinois, School of Library & Information Sciences
"Jean L. S. Patrick's…[story]…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."
-Bangor Daily News, Maine
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
By Jean L. S. Patrick
Illustrated by Jeni Reeves
Carolrhoda Books © 2000
For Ages 6-8