A real sporting life

June 13th, 2011

Long long before Title 9, before Billy Jean King, or Brandi Chastain, at a time during the first half of the 20th century, when women athletes were not expected to achieve much in sports, where woman athlete were even considered unfeminine, one woman, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, was breaking records in golf, basketball and track. Even though her life ended at the young age of 45, she is still considered on of the greatest athletes, male or female, of the 20th century. In our current era, where hype is often more important than talent, New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Don Van Natta Jr. looks back at Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. My conversation with Don Van Natta Jr.