You Go, Girl! – Part II

4 comments May 23rd, 2005at 09:15am Posted by Eli

From NYT:

As the only girl in her upstate Little League, 11-year-old Katie Brownell had already made her mark. An all-star since she was 9, Katie plays hardball better than almost any boy her age in Oakfield, Alabama, Elba and Pembroke, her home turf of farm towns between Rochester and Buffalo.

But nobody expected what happened on Saturday. Katie pitched a perfect game.


But her performance Saturday was rare. Her perfect game was even more perfect than the common definition of the term, which refers to a pitching performance in which every batter is turned back, either by striking out or hitting a ball that results in an out.

Katie made it simpler: She struck out everybody, yielding no more than two balls to any batter.


Even before the game on Saturday, which was her team’s third outing this year, Katie demonstrated striking abilities on the mound, relying almost entirely on a fastball that she can “place just about where she wants,” Mr. Sage said. In the season’s first game, she allowed only one hit and struck out 14 battersin five innings.

She is also a major threat at the plate, with a batting average of .714 after three games.

Awesome. I wish I was that talented.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Sports


  • 1. NYMary  |  May 23rd, 2005 at 7:34 pm

    I heard she just did it so Boilermaker would get her ballet lessons. Plus, she has a crush on Kelly Lee.

    Ok, sorry, Enough Bad News Bears references for now….

  • 2. Eli  |  May 23rd, 2005 at 7:36 pm

    They’re wasted on me, really. It’s been too long.

    The remake looks promising, actually!

  • 3. oldwhitelady  |  May 24th, 2005 at 12:03 am

    That is great! She sounds like a very good pitcher!

  • 4. Multi Medium » Awes&hellip  |  February 4th, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    […] Remember that girl who pitched an all-strikeout perfect game? Now, the National Baseball Hall of Fame wants to put her jersey on display in the same shrine that includes items which once belonged to legends such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Hank Aaron. In fact, the hall will host a program for Katie and her Dodger teammates on July 7, during which the young pitcher will donate her jersey. […]

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