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Paul Gallico
October 08, 1956
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October 08, 1956

The Babe's Record

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1930: High scorer on Beaumont High girls', team. 1930, 1931 and 1932: Named All-America while playing AAU basketball with Employers Casualty Company, Dallas.


1931: Won and set world's records in broad jump, baseball throw and 80-meter hurdles at AAU meet, Jersey City. 1932: At AAU meet and Olympic try-outs in Chicago as the "one-man team" (representing the Employers Casualty Company), singlehandedly won the national team championships with 30 points, broke her previous world's records in javelin throw, 80-meter hurdles, and shared high jump world's record with Jean Shiley. Qualified for three events on women's Olympic team to compete in Los Angeles two weeks later. In 1932 Olympics scored more individual points than any other participant and broke three world's records in the events entered, the javelin throw, 80-meter hurdles and the high jump, though she was later disqualified and lost first place in high jump on a technicality.


1934: Entered Fort Worth Invitational, won qualifying medal but was later eliminated. 1935: Won Texas Invitational, was ruled a pro by the USGA. 1940: Won the Western Open and Texas Open. 1943: Regained amateur status in golf. 1944: Won Western Open. 1945: Successfully defended Western Open, Texas Open, won Broadmoor Invitational. 1946-47: Set an alltime record with 17 straight tournament wins, including Trans-Mississippi, Tam O'Shanter All-American, National Amateur, Texas Open, Titleholder tournament at Augusta, and Tampa Open. 1947: Became first American to win British Women's Amateur Championship. 1948: Won Tam O'Shanter All-American Open, Tam O'Shanter "World Championship" and National Open. 1951: Won the Texas Open for the fourth time. 1953: Played in first tournament after operation. 1954: Won Servin tournament. National Open and Tam O'Shanter All-American.