At that meet, her team won the national team title ...
At the 1932 Olympics, Babe won gold medals in the 80-meter hurdles and javelin, and silver in the high jump.
Later, a newspaper reporter wrote that Zaharias "operates like a woman whose life is a constant campaign to astound people."The Babe grew up in Texas, the daughter of immigrant Norwegians.
She was nicknamed after Babe Ruth because of her baseball talents (she later barnstormed with the famed House of David team).
By Brent Kelley Babe Didrikson Zaharias is arguably the greatest female athlete of all-time.
She took up golf after years playing other sports, but quickly became one of the best-ever in that sport, too.
My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived."• Babe Zaharias, on her power: "I just loosen my girdle and let the ball have it."• Patty Berg: "When I come in second to her I feel as though I have won. They're the champs and you want them to win."• Babe Zaharias: "The Babe is here. "Trivia:• Babe Didrikson Zaharias was featured on a U. postage stamp in 1981.• She was portrayed by actress Susan Clark in the 1975 made-for-TV movie .• She was the first American to win the British Ladies Amateur Championship.• Zaharias won the LPGA "grand slam," claiming all three majors played in 1950.• Holds the LPGA records for fastest to 10 wins (1 year, 20 days), fastest to 20 wins (2 years, 4 months), and fastest to 30 wins (5 years, 22 days).• In 1945, Zaharias played in three tournaments on the PGA Tour.
She shot 76-81 to make the two-day cut at the Los Angeles Open, but didn't survive the three-day cut after a 79.She didn't even take up golf until she was in her 20s, then won the first tournament she entered, the 1935 Texas Women's Invitational.And she worked hard at her game, hitting as many as 1,000 balls a day. She won, and won a lot, including her first major at the 1940 Western Open.Babe Didrikson Zaharias Biography: She is undoubtedly one of the greats in the history of women's golf.But a strong argument can also be made that Babe Didrikson Zaharias was the greatest female athlete of all-time.She knelt down and touched the grass one last time.