This bag held the golf balls of the greatest female athlete ever. Nothing, though, could contain the talents of Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, a Norwegian-Texan who earned the nickname Babe—so she claimed—after hitting five home runs in a sandlot game. She led her AAU hoops team to a national title and won two gold medals (in the javelin and 80-meter hurdles) and a silver (high jump) at the 1932 Olympics. Then she took up golf, winning 31 events on the LPGA Tour she helped to start.
[ESPN The Magazine, June 13, 2011 Issue]