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One of 13 LPGA Founders. Given name: Mildred Ella Didriksen...Changed last name spelling to s-o-n as an adult...Married pro wrestler George Zaharias in 1938...Babe got her nickname after hitting five home runs in a baseball game...She knew little of golf growing up in Beaumont, Texas; it was not until after she had gained world fame in track and field and All-American status in basketball...She also mastered tennis, played organized baseball and softball and was an expert diver, roller-skater and bowler...At one time in track and field, she either held or tied for the world record in four events—the javelin throw, 80-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump...Won two gold medals and one silver medal in 1932 Olympics.
In recognition of its high standard of achievement in golf literature, “Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias,” written by Don Van Natta Jr., was today named the recipient of the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2011.