Best Pitcher in Baseball?
Wow! This woman, Jean Faut, had a career 1.23 Earned Run Average and her record as a starting pitcher was 140-64. It all began in 1943, when the men folks were off fighting the bad guys and somebody had to carry on the baseball perfect games standard, so she pitched two of them.
While the Nazis and Japs were screaming “Fuck Babe Ruth” at the tide of courageous soldiers and sailors making the world free from war forever (ha, ha), she was striking batters out.
I’ll bet Jean wondered why women still haven’t been given any opportunity to pitch in the Major Leagues. I wrote a story about a woman who did make the majors on the Padres, with a knuckle ball, but it has yet to happen in “real life.”
Hail to Jean Faut and her record. If I had that record, I would be proud too! I loved pitching, but I never had a perfect game.
Eleanor Vance Paranormal Collection
Finally, for those of you who enjoyed my free story Eleanor, Willow and Tania, I have crafted a second story in a collection of paranormal stories that I’ll be selling about the fictional character Eleanor Vance from Shirley Jackson’s famous horror novel The Haunting of Hill House.
This story is set in 1879 in the community of the freethinking folks of Lily Dale, New York, who are and were part of the Spiritualist Movement in the United States. My story’s called Medium Summer. I did a lot of research into this medium group and about Abraham Lincoln, so I hope you enjoy it!
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