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. i believe all presidents should be required to have served.

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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - established 1943, as many men's minor league teams were disbanded due to the war.

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

“Louis and Lola” were Michel and Edmond Navratil (age: four & two). They were known as the Titanic Orphans, the only children rescued without a parent or guardian.

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

On this Day in History, April 27, 1947: "Babe Ruth Day" was held at Yankee Stadium to honor the ailing baseball star. As he grew increasingly ill, he still made appearances before appreciative crowds.

Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, 1925

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All-American Girls Baseball Leagues 1940's

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

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"

Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.”

Abraham Lincoln 1865

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GEN George S. Patton

The story of how a seventeen year old girl broke the gender barrier and played semipro baseball in 1907. (Follow link)

George and Martha Washington

Babe Ruth

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans, 1945.