Babe Didrikson

The day a woman pitched for the Gashouse Gang

On March 22, 1934, less than seven months before they won the World Series, the Cardinals sent female Olympian Babe Didrickson to the mound to face the Boston Red Sox. Two years earlier, Didrickson had qualified for five Olympic events, but rules at the time allowed female athletes to compete in just three events. At […]

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