from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Didrikson, Mildred Ella See Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias.

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  • n. outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)


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  • Two years later, her domination of the women's tour led to Ms. Sorenstam becoming the first female golfer since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1945 to contest a PGA Tour event.

    Keeping Her Eye on the Ball

  • Associated Press Babe Didrikson Zaharias, taking a practice swing at a tournament in 1949 If you are looking for a golf beach read, I can recommend two: "Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias," by Don Van Natta Jr., and "The Swinger," a juicy, fast-read novel by Sports Illustrated writers Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck about a multiracial global golf superstar undone by a sex scandal.

    Celebrity and Contrast on the Course

  • As a young woman, she toured as an amateur golfer and played with some of the top women professional golfers of the era, including "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias.

    M. Jean Pease, USAID Employee

  • I'm reminded of Babe Didrikson as country clubs across Long Island hold their annual cancer fundraisers in her honor.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • Olympic medalist Mildred "Babe" Didrikson, one of the greatest women athletes of modern times, set world records in the 1930s in the women's 80-meter hurdles and javelin throw and competed in track, basketball, baseball, football, and even boxing.

    Roger I. Abrams: Girl Interrupted on the Track

  • Didrikson ended the controversy when she married, started wearing dresses, and turned to golf, a more acceptable feminine role at the time.

    Roger I. Abrams: Girl Interrupted on the Track

  • Myra couldn't guess either one of them, so they finally introduced themselves as Jo March and Babe Didrikson.


  • Although Jordan is the biggest celebrity now, the course was a playground for Babe Ruth and Babe Didrikson Zaharias and possibly Al Capone.

    Championship host has colorful history

  • She was so good at so many sports and left such an imprint as co-founder of the LPGA, Didrikson was often considered in her own day the best athlete in the world, male or female.

    Ruth named AP athlete of century

  • Larger than life in their own day, their deeds and legends enduring the passage of time, Babe Ruth and his namesake, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, prevailed as the top man and woman in The Associated Press 100 Athletes of the Century poll released Saturday.

    Ruth named AP athlete of century


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