Bill Werber dies at ; Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth January 23, times staff and wire reports Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.
Ruth swung and missed twice before taking a called third strike. Gehrig swung and missed three times, striking out on just three pitches. Unfortunately for her, what she got for her efforts was to be promptly banned from Major and Minor league baseball by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Her father initially taught her to play baseball, but she got more instruction from a soon to be famous neighbor.
Seeing her interest in the game and learning of her dream to someday play in the Major Leagues, her neighbor, minor leaguer and future MLB Hall of Famer and the greatest strikeout pitcher of his eraDazzy Vance, taught her a few tricks, including supposedly how to throw what would become her signature pitch, a devastating sinker.
Fast forward to the age of 17 and Mitchell was making a name for herself playing around with various teams, including striking out nine consecutive batters at one point. The Chattanooga News on March 31, scouted her thus: She uses an odd, side-armed delivery, and puts both speed and curve on the ball.
Her greatest asset, however, is control. She can place the ball where she pleases, and her knack at guessing the weakness of a batter is uncanny …. After the previously scheduled exhibition game was rained out, on April 2,Mitchell got her chance in front of 4, spectators, though few saw her as anything but a side-show.
The Yankees will meet a club here that has a girl pitcher named Jackie Mitchell, who has a swell change of pace and swings a mean lipstick. I suppose that in the next town the Yankees enter they will find a squad that has a female impersonator in left field, a sword swallower at short, and a trained seal behind the plate.
Times in the South are not only tough but silly. He was removed after just two batters after giving up a double to Earle Combs and a single to Lyn Larry.
In came the lefty Mitchell, whose extreme side arm delivery made it particularly hard for lefties to hit off of her. The first batter she faced was none other than the Sultan of Swat himself, Babe Ruth. The first pitch she threw him was high for a ball. The next two, though, Ruth swung and missed at.
She then threw a sinker low and away that caught the edge of the strike-zone, which he took for strike three. Instead, Mitchell ended up walking him, at which point she was pulled from the game. The Yankees would go on to win Of course, they will never make good.
Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day. Cynics may contend that on the diamond as elsewhere it is place aux dames.
But there are no such sluggers in the Southern Association, and she may win laurels this season which cannot be ascribed to mere gallantry.
The prospect grows gloomier for misogynists. She quit baseball at the age of 23, though, after becoming fed up with people ignoring the fact that she was a genuinely good lefty pitcher, and instead treating her like a side-show, including once being asked to pitch from the back of a donkey in a match.
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