The absence of women in history is man made.
just look at babe ruth’s face tho
i love it
pure hater shit
Jackie Mitchell…a bad ass lady I had never heard of.
From her Wikipedia page: “Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell’s fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Babe Ruth glared and verbally abused the umpire before being led away by his teammates to sit to wait for another batting turn. The crowd roared for Jackie. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:
"I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."
Next up was the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. Jackie Mitchell became famous for striking out two of the greatest baseball players in history.
A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.” Mitchell continued to play professionally,barnstorming with the House of David, a men’s team famous for their very long hair and long beards. While travelling with the House of David team, she would sometimes wear a fake beard for publicity.”
TL;DR: teenage girl strikes out two of the greatest baseball players ever, teenage girl gets her contract voided, teenage girl plays baseball wearing fake beard
These guys were so fucking injured by a teenage girl’s awesomeness that they literally threw a hissyfit and hung up a sign that said “NO GIRLS.”
They gave up.
They couldn’t handle it.
Teenage girls are amazing.
i got mike and i tees from #litographs! sherlock holmes for him, and (duh) anne of green gables for me. for those not familiar with this AMAAAAZING company, my shirt consists of the entire AoGG novel. there’s print on the backs of our tees, too!
Slate translated these 12 famous first lines from novels into emojis. Can you name them?
Answers below the cut!
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Today in Book News: Bruce Springsteen is writing a children’s book about a bank-robbing baby called Outlaw Pete, based on his song of the same name. “Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins,” Springsteen said in a statement. The song “Outlaw Pete” was inspired by the 1950 children’s book Brave Cowboy Bill.
Also today, Quyen Nguyenhas an interview with Tobias Wolff in the Boston Review. Asked about the relationship between literature and politics, Wolff said: “I think it is a political act to force someone to enter the mind, the spirit, the perspective of another human being.”
And the DC Public Library has hired a social worker to help homeless patrons. Social worker Jean Badalamenti told thePost, "Because the libraries tend to be gathering places for people without homes, it’s important to be part of the citywide conversation about how we’re going to address homelessness, health services and moving people out of homelessness."