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Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias

Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, nicknamed "Babe" for her childhood prowess on the baseball diamond, dominated women's sports from the 1930s through the '50s. Though best remembered for her accomplishments in golf and track and field, she also excelled in basketball, diving, roller-skating, bowling, and billiards.

Image: Babe Didrikson swinging a driver. Image courtesy of the Mary and John Gray Library Special Collections and Lamar University Archives.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of Babe Didrikson swinging a driver