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Babe Didrickson Zaharias ranks among the greatest athletes of all time. Wilt Chamberlain and Jim Thorpe would be up there, too, but Babe is from Texas, so naturally she is the greatest of them all.  Babe was born in Port Arthur. Sadly, she died of cancer at the age of 45.  Here are two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT takes about her, both written while she was still alive.

"She is beyond all belief until you see her perform...Then you finally understand that you are looking at the most flawless section of muscle harmony, of complete mental and physical coordination, the world of sport has ever seen."

— sportswriter Grantland Rice

"It would be much better if she and her ilk stayed at home, got themselves prettied up and waited for the phone to ring."
— sportswriter Joe Williams, New York World-Telegram.

This photo is of two babes: Babe Ruth kissing Babe Didrikson Zaharias. The two were great friends.


Babe ruth kisses Babe Zaharias.jpg

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