This a wonderful book that celebrates a woman who has broken into male dominated sports. This is a story about Jackie Mitchell who achieved some element of success in the early stages of major league baseball. It celebrates her story and her life and direction. She was a pitcher who developed a very debilitating curve ball. The pitch was effective enough to strike out some of the best major league hitting stars, including Babe Ruth. This is an amazing story of the emergence of women in sports in the 1940's. There is much discussion about what part of information about Jackie Mitchell is her true life or what part is fiction. Much is printed about this person but nothing in the dramatic way this book is written. This amazing story was written by David Hanson, the System-Wide Service Manager for the Johnson County Library System.
Feb 9, 2010