Sport: Western Women

In 1932, lanky, lantern-jawed Mildred ("Babe") Didrikson, then famed only as a basketball player, proved at the Olympic Games that she was the world's best woman track athlete. In 1934, she learned baseball well enough to pitch in exhibition games for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Athletics. She took up golf, became good enough by last spring to win the Texas Women's championship, to have the U. S. Golf Association declare her no amateur. Said she at the time: "I have decided to become a 'business...

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