And Lou Gehrig too.
Which is pretty damn impressive.
"They are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."
viaApril Fool's Prankvisibly upsetinspect the ballMitchell's contract was voidedbaseball was "too strenuous" for women
She kept playing anyway.
though unofficially they were often kept off the fieldno contract with a woman would be approved“not in the best interest of baseball that such travesties be tolerated.”yet
But the 100-year anniversary of the time a teenage girl struck out some of the toughest hitters in baseball history. Maybe it'll happen again in 2031?