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    Bush And Babe (circa 1946): Full-length image of New York Yankees baseball legend Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) shakes hands with future U.S. president George Bush after signing an autograph for him at a baseball diamond. Bush wears his uniform for the Yale University Baseball Team. (Photo by Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)

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    Babe Ruth and George 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.

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