A Chattanooga Lookout

December 19, 2018

The Lookouts got their first shot at fame;

A New York Yankees Exhibition game.

 

They signed Jackie Mitchell, a publicity stunt,

but she pitched like a pro, not some sorry runt.

 

The starter gave up a hit and a double.

They sent Jackie in to heal this trouble.

 

She struck out Babe Ruth, third up to bat.

She stuck out Lou Gehrig, imagine that.

 

Lazzeri she walked, put a third man on base.

The manager pulled her just to save face.

 

The commissioner said that she had to go.

Should women play baseball? He just said no.

 

But Jackie achieved House of David fame.

That barnstorming team won many a game.

 

The men all wore beards and long hair to boot.

She donned a fake beard, thought it was a hoot.

 

She wasn’t afraid of a publicity stunt,

but she pitched like a pro, not some sorry runt.

 

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