Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 1934

Walked home with Nadine, Pauline, Beatrice and Virginia. Saw Bernice. Sure was cold today, especially coming home.

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956)
Named the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN, 
and the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.

On March 20, 1934, Babe Didrikson pitched one inning of exhibition baseball
for the Philadelphia Athletics in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. She started
the first inning and allowed just one walk and no hits. Though Didrickson was not
the first woman to play baseball with major league ballplayers, she had attained
national-hero status with an unprecedented performance at the 1932 Olympics.

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