Nadia Comaneci, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Martina Navratilova, Wilma Rudolph and Babe Didrikson Zaharias
all overcame challenges and set standards for their sports.
Together, they formed the Babe Didrikson Zaharias
fund to help cancer patients.
Some 287 detailed biographies and more than 1,000 photos of sports legends from Hank Aaron to Babe Didrikson Zaharias
are included in the Awesome Athletes
The last woman who made it through a one-day qualifying round and into a PGA Tour event: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, in 1938.
Many years ago, another multi-sport athlete, Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, was called the best female athlete of the twentieth century.
Also not to be missed is Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
by Susan E.
To those who scoff at the idea that sports counts in the real world, casually bring up Jackie Robinson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias
and Kenichi Zenimura, whose dedication to baseball created major-league-level play in internment camps during World War II.
BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS
United States: 80-meter hurdles, gold, 1932; javelin, gold, 1932; high jump, silver, 1932
5), Babe Didrikson Zaharias
(9), Wilt Chamberlain (10), Carl Lewis (21), Ben Hogan (25), Jackie Robinson (29), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31), Magic Johnson (32), Sandy Koufax (34), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (40), Billy Jean King (41), Walter Johnson (42), Pete Sampras (51), Tiger Woods (58), Jerry West (60), Rafer Johnson (61), Edwin Moses (66), Nolan Ryan (67), Elgin Baylor (74), Bill Shoemaker (80), Mark McGwire (84) and O.
The story that follows, for instance, is a classic from the pages of Child Life, focusing on the history and life of famous woman athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, who lived and competed in the early to middle years of the 20th century.
No woman has made a PGA Tour cut since Babe Didrikson Zaharias