When Patty Berg was growing up in Minneapolis, her mother suggested that her favorite sport was not quite suitable for a young lady. After all, it brought her into - ah - "contact" with one of the neighborhood ruffians, who was ...
Well, maybe "ruffian" isn't the right word, although the neighborhood kid did go into politics, a field he was not particularly successful at. Fortunately he had another job to fall back on.
Patty, though, with only a brief hiatus, stuck with her sports. As far as what she accomplished, you can learn a bit if you just click here.