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Jackie Mitchell was 17 when she struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig one right After the other grown men were so afraid Of the lightning in her fingertips two Days later all women were fired from the Major leagues because girls are too Delicate to play baseball Sacagawea was 18 with a baby on her back Leading Lewis and Clark across North America Cleopatra 18 when she became Queen of the Nile Nelly Bly 18 bringing Justice to journalism and you Are now 18. Standing on the precipice trembling Before your own greatness this this is Your call to LEAP there will always be Those who say you're too young or too Delicate to make anything happen for Yourself but they don't see the part of You that smolders