Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mildred "Babe" Didrickson
Mildred “Babe” Didrikson (Zaharias) was a basketball All-American who won two gold medals in track at the 1932 Olympics and then went on to establish herself as a professional athlete extraordinaire in swimming, tennis, baseball, and even billiards. (She once said that she got her nick-name by hitting five home runs in one baseball game.) But it’s as a golfer that she’s remembered best, winning 82 tournaments in twenty years.
“The Babe is here. Who's coming in second?” this in-your-face woman used to say as she walked up to the first tee or onto the court or out to the diamond or up to the table...