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  • Tags: Athletes as Heroes

Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrickson Zaharias, 1911-1956, was an Olympic track and field medalist who was also one of the greatest women golfers of all time. Grantland Rice considered her one of the best athletes he’d known and had a great fondness for…

This image depicts Grantland Rice’s Underwood typewriter. Over the years, Rice used a number of typewriters, including both portable and larger models such as this one. On July 13, 1954, Rice completed his story on Willie Mays and the All-Star game…

Nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost,” Red Grange, 1903-1991 played college football for the University of Illinois Bears. On October 18, 1924, Grange reached legendary status against the University of Michigan, who had not been beaten in 20 straight…
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