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Throwback Thursday: Female Ace Jackie Mitchell Strikes Out Babe Ruth

class="ui-droppable">The boys club of professional sports is a smelly, mahogany-lined institution.

Since women started participating in competitive leisure activities, the lodge house of male-dominated athletics has continued collecting cigar smoke under the old roof of a "you can play but over there" non-agreement.

It's a separate, but unequal, arrangement based mostly on fear—fear of product dilution, fear of losing personal space and fear someone could get hurt.

It's these fears that have all but guaranteed we'll never see another moment like Jackie Mitchell's performance in 1931, when the teenage girl struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in quick succession.

In honor of throwing it back this Thursday, Baseball Almanac ...

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