Babe

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Imagine you’re a little girl in the 30’s and 40’s. What do you play? Dolls, house, cook with Mom? Not Babe Didrikson. As a little girl she was playing basketball, softball, baseball, and other sports. In her life she played basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, bowling, diving and swimming, pool and volleyball. People looked at her as a tomboy and “unladylike.” She didn’t care. She once quoted, “Before I was even into my teens I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.” Born Mildred Ella, she was named Babe after hitting five home runs in one baseball game. A reporter once asked her, “Is there anything you don Continue...


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She is still recognized today as the best women athlete of the century. She sadly died at the age of 42 on September 27, 1956. She only passed enough classes to play sports. She was, however, a very poor student. After her junior year she dropped out and got a job in Dallas as a stenographer at the Employers Casualty Company which sponsored a basketball team named Dallas Golden Cyclones. She scored 30 or more points in most games. She was just outstanding at everything she did. She married George Zaharias in December of 1938. t play "Yea, she replied, "dolls. Later in her career in golf she was diagnosed with cancer. She became a premier woman's track and field player in the nation! After her Golden Cyclone career she was invited to the 1932 Olympics.

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