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S: The ABC's Of Mildred Didrikson

BC: By Liz Polowczyk Spring 2011

FC: The ABC's of Mildred Didrikson

1: The ABc's Of Mildred Ddrikson By Liz Polowczyk Womens' Studies Ms. McHenry

2: A ll types of sports | Mildred enjoyed all types of sports, There was not one sport that she wouldn't try and excel in..

3: Babe | Her nickname was Babe. She got her nickname during sandlot baseball games with the neighborhood boys, who thought she batted like Babe Ruth..

4: Cancer | In 1953 a doctor told Mildred Didrikson that she had cancer. After dealing with cancer for over three years she died on September 27, 1956 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

5: Diver | Mildred was also an expert diver.

6: Events | During the qualifying trials of the 1932 Olympics she made the cut in five events, but women were only allowed to participate in three.

7: Father | She always credited her father for her interest in sports.

8: Golf | Mildred started playing golf in 1933. She won 82 tournaments over her golfing career.

9: Hurdles | During the 1932 Olympics Mildred participated in the 80 meter hurdles. She finished in 11.7 seconds and won a gold metal .

10: I am out to beat everybody in sight, and that is just what I'm going to do | This was said by Mildred during her life time.

11: Javelin Throw | During the 1932 Olympics Mildred won a gold medal for the javelin throw.. She set a new world record of 143 feet.

12: K ertes | After the Olympics Babe took up golf and received lessons from Stan Kertes.

13: Ladies Professional Golf Association | 1940s women’s professional involvement in golf was limited. Babe worked with fellow golfer Patty Berg to co-found the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1949.

14: Manager | Her husband George was her manager.

15: Name | Her family name was Didriksen, with an 'e,' but her name was misspelled with an 'o' in school records and she never corrected it..

16: Olympics | During the 1932 Olympics Mildred participated in the javelin throw, hurdles and high- jump.

17: Press | In 1950 the Associated Press voted Babe Didrikson Woman Athlete of the Half-Century.

18: Quick | Mildred was a very quick hurdler . She finished in 11.7 seconds, setting a world record.

19: Roller skater | Babe enjoyed roller skating.

20: Swimming | During her high school years Mildred competed on the swim team.

21: Track | She won two gold medals and one silver medal for track and field in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics..

22: Ultimate | Her ultimate goal was to compete in the Olympics in track and field..

23: Vare Trophy | Mildred won the Vare Trophy for golf in 1954.

24: Woman of the Year | The associated press awarded her Woman of the Year 1931, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950 and 1954.

25: Excellent | Babe was an excellent athelete who played many sports.

26: You can't win them all -- but you can try. | This was said by Mildred during her lifetime. She is saying that you need to give other people a chance, but you should always do your best.

27: Zaharias | At the 1938 Los Angeles Open Babe met her future husband George Zaharias, a wrestler and part-time actor from Colorado . They announced their engagement on July 22, 1938 and were married on December 23 of the same year.

28: Babe Didrikson Zaharias." Famous Texans. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2011. . "Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM." National Women's History Museum - NWHM. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2011. . "Mildred Didrikson Zaharias Biography |" | Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Book Summaries and more. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2011. .

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