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. Babe Ruth, Future Presidents, Yale Baseball, Baberuth, Baseball Team, George Bush, Presidents George, George H W, Babes Ruth
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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 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.
Babe Ruth -- On April 27, 1947, the Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium in honor of the legendary star. At the time, Ruth was in declining health and would die a year later at the age of 53. Since that day 65 years ago, April 27 has served as baseball's unofficial Babe Ruth Day. SI celebrates the occasion with some classic photos of The Great Bambino.