She handed me a biography of Babe Didrikson
, the groundbreaking athlete, and I was hooked.
Olympic heroes Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson
, and Jesse Owens displayed their amazing talents in Borchert.
There is no rule against women playing in men's tour events, but only a few, including Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson have attempted the feat since Babe Didrikson
Zaharaias, the first woman to play against men in a PGA Tour event in 1938.
The brash, all-around athlete Babe Didrikson
was criticized as unladylike.
Female sports figures of the 1920s and '30s, such as track and field star Babe Didrikson
, swimmer Gertrude Ederle, and tennis player Helen Wills, were standouts in their sports--but they competed only against peers.
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Before there was Martina Navratilova, there was Babe Didrikson
, a queer female athlete in the 1940s who challenged the gendered bias of professional athletics.
The struggle by the women's movement gets relatively little accounting save for a brief passing of Title IX and a few key figures such as Althea Gibson Babe Didrikson
Billy Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
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).
Pipkin cites tennis great Billie Jean King, all-around athlete Babe Didrikson
Zaharias and many others who address this problem of being in shape versus being shapely.
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.