“The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth” | UmpBump.com | A baseball fan blog Jackie Mitchell was called into the game in relief. To face Ruth. And what followed will be remembered forever: “(Ruth) watched her first sinker dart low for ball one. Mitchell followed with a sinker on the outside corner, which the Babe swung through and missed. Grinning, the “Sultan of Swat” swung at the next offering and missed for strike two. The next pitch was another sinker on the corner of the plate, which Ruth watched sail by for called strike three. At that point, according to The Baseball Chronology, the Babe “kicked the dirt” and “gave his bat a wild heave” as he stormed unhappily to the dugout.” As if that were not enough, Mitchell then had to go up against Gehrig as well. But the “Iron Horse” followed suit, unable to touch Jackie’s sinker, and struck out on three pitches. A seventeen-year old girl had struck out Ruth and Gehrig on seven pitches combined.