Nov 21, 2019
We are changing things up here at Strange Country starting with our newest intro song. Keep listening as Strange Country podcasters Kelly and Beth discuss our belief that the #metoo movement stretches way into the past. So many of our leading ladies dealt with misogynist bullshit, including this week’s Jackie Mitchell. Mitchell likely would have been one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history...if she wasn’t a woman. But she did her best to show up on the mound, strike out two well-known home run hitters, all while being asked to powder her nose. Listen this week as Beth does a damn good impression of a 1920’s era commentator, and Kelly spins the tale of a woman you should know. And check out our Patreon page too!
Theme Music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
Cite your Sources:
Gates, Jim. Giving The House a Home. Baseball Hall of Fame. https://baseballhall.org/House-of-David-donation
Horwitz, Tony. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-woman-who-maybe-struck-out-babe-ruth-and-lou-gehrig-4759182/#Sz9qbpjyO6Rjyzam.99
Lee, McKenzie. Bygone Badass Women. Abrahms Image. New York 2018.
Minsberg, Tayka. Overlooked No More: Jackie Mitchell Who Fanned Two of Baseball Greats. New York Times Overlooked. Nov. 07, 2018.