Saturday, April 01, 2006

Babe Zaharias

I recently watched the 1952 Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn film, Pat and Mike.

In the film, Tracy is a shady sports promoter and manager while Hepburn is a star athlete who competes in a women's national golf competition against Babe Zaharias.

While movie was fairly entertaining, I couldn't help thinking that neither Hepburn or Tracy have been honored on a U.S. postage stamp but Zaharias has.

On six occasions, Zaharias was named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year and in 1950, she was voted Woman Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century in an Associated Press poll. She was also the highest ranked woman on ESPN's list of the 50 top athletes of the 20th century.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM