Jackie Mitchell

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Birthday
29, 1913
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Jan 9, 1987 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1913
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Jan 9, 1987 (73)

About

One of the first female professional baseball players in the history of the game.

Before Fame

She played in a women's baseball league in Chattanooga, Tennessee when she was 17.

Trivia

Her nextdoor neighbor Dazzy Vance taught her how to pitch. Vance went on to become a successful major league pitcher and Hall-of-Famer.

Family Life

Her parents were Virne Wall Mitchell and Dr. Joseph Mitchell.

Associated With

During an exhibition game against the Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, two of the greatest hitters who ever lived.