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Flickr is still the best place to discover amazing and historic images from library and historical society collections. If you're a history buff, prepare to lose hours pouring through these acc...
Renee Smith
Renee Smith • 2 years ago

George H.W. Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, receives the manuscript of Babe Ruth's autobiography that Ruth was donating to Yale's library in 1948.

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George Bush, Captain of the Yale Baseball Team, Receives Babe Ruth's Manuscript of His Autobiography which He Was Donating to Yale

Babe Ruth donating his autobiography to the captain of Yale baseball team; future president George H.W. Bush. 1948

While captain of Yale’s baseball team, George H.W. Bush met and posed for a photo with Babe Ruth. It was just a few months before the Bambin...

Babe Ruth and George H. W. Bush On January 29, 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members. Among the five men was Babe Ruth, seen in this photograph taken in 1948, donating the manuscript of his autobiography to Yale. The young man in uniform is the captain of the Yale baseball team and a future President. George H. W. Bush was an older college student—he had delayed going to college and joined the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

President Harding and Babe Ruth.

George H.W. Bush poses in his baseball uniform at Yale, 1947