So did the versatile and physically gifted Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who enlarged the opportunities for women in professional sports, especially golf.
Most divorced, the exceptions being Eleanor Roosevelt and Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who died at the age of 45 in the company of her female companion.
Wilma Rudolph and Babe Didrikson Zaharias recognized as
Nadia Comaneci, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Martina Navratilova, Wilma Rudolph and Babe Didrikson Zaharias all overcame challenges and set standards for their sports.
Many years ago, an athlete named Babe Didrikson Zaharias
amazed people with her skills.
Audrius Barzdukas, the school's director of athletics, has called her a ``modern-day Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Now, in Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, Susan E.
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.
Instead, Annika has been caught smiling and joking in the days leading up to this morning's opening round of The Colonial, the tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, that marks the first appearance by a woman in a men's tour event since Babe Didrikson Zaharias
played the Los Angeles Open 58 years ago.
Katharine Hepburn's pants-wearing golfer in the 1952 film Pat and Mike (in which golf star Babe Didrikson Zaharias
had a cameo) was on a par with the sports promoter played by Spencer Tracy.
ESPN, too, gave out its list in alphabetical order: Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain, Ty Cobb, Babe Didrikson Zaharias
, Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, Martina Navratilova, Jack Nicklaus, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe and Ted Williams.
It's not right for people to be unaware that before Michelle Akers overcame chronic fatigue syndrome to play soccer at its highest level, Babe Didrikson Zaharias
fought off colon cancer long enough to triumph in golf at its highest level.