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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.


Future US President George H.W. Bush as a Navy Pilot During World War II, Ca. 1942

George Bush joined the US Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 and became a naval aviator at the age of 18. He was assigned to a torpedo squadron on the USS San Jacinto seeing action in the Pacific.

Sports legend Babe Ruth lying unconscious by Griffith Stadium’s concrete east wall (July, 1924 - Washington, D.C.).



Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library

Navy pilot George H.W. Bush, 1942. Before going to college, Bush signed up to join the navy and fight in World War II. He rose to the level of lieutenant. He was a navy pilot flying 58 combat missions in the Pacific. He was injured bailing out of his burning aircraft during a mission and was rescued by a submarine.

Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert (Aug 29,1912,13or14–Jan 7,1987) was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history.Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was "too strenuous"

Pres. George Bush being told of the 9/11 attacks while reading to elementary school children in Florida...

First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush (standing, left to right), Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, and Betty Ford (seated, left to right) at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, November 1991

Jim Thorpe - one of the greatest athletes. All-American gold medalist in pentathlon & decathlon. He played football, baseball & basketball professionally.