Babe Didrikson


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Noun1.Babe Didrikson - outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)
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In her short life, Babe Didrikson Zaharias became a sports legend-one of the best female athletes of the century.
Audrius Barzdukas, the school's director of athletics, has called her a ``modern-day Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
Along with Dot Richardson, Girls-Explore is launching life-like dolls and biographies of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean; Bessie Coleman, the first black female to receive her pilot's license; and Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Olympic medalist and founder of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, among others.
BABE DIDRIKSON, when asked whether she could compete against men athletes in golf, track and softball: "Absolutely but beating them might pose a problem.
The soon-to-be-released packages will be available nationally beginning in September, continuing Wheaties' storied tradition of honoring great American champions dating back to Johnny Weismuller and Babe Didrikson in the 1930s.
She's a modern-day Babe Didrikson (Zaharias),'' said Barzdukas of Ballard's athletic exploits, which include Southern Section championships in cross country (individual) and swimming (relay) and All-Southern Section honors in soccer and track and field (high jump).
99)," and "Book 4: The Life of Babe Didrikson 'Greatness Is Never Forgotten' (0976052326, $5.
She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1995) and Babe: The Greatest All-Sport Athlete of All Time (2000).
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.
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.