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    George H. W. Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, accepts the manuscript of Babe Ruth's autobiography, which Ruth was donating to Yale, 1948. (National Archives)

    Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

    Jackie Robinson

    Considered by many as not only the greatest catcher to ever play in the Negro Leagues, but the greatest catcher in baseball history period, Josh Gibson hit an astounding .359 for his career. Known as the “Black Babe Ruth,” he never played in the Major Leagues because of their exclusionary rules towards Blacks.

    Babe Ruth at Lou Gehrig's funeral... 6/4/1941

    1945 D-Day: So young...

    Babe Ruth

    The youngest player in AAGPBL history, Dorothy “Dottie” Schroeder was 15 years old when she started her professional baseball career with the South Bend Blue Sox. She holds the record for most games played (1,249) and was the only to play in all 12 seasons of the AAGPBL. She racked up the most career RBIs in the league with 431, and was also a stellar shortstop described as a “vacuum.” (Photo by Zim via the Louisville Slugger Museum)

    Babe Ruth & Yogi Berra. #baseball #nyyankees #pinstripes

    Warren Harding, Babe Ruth - 1923

    "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." -The Babe

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    Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.

    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig ♥

    Jim Thorpe. Notice the different socks? Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, and got an Olympic gold medal, and set a world record. He was treated this way because he was a Native American

    ted williams and babe ruth

    Depression Era - 1935 to 1939 by alanoftulsa, via Flickr. This is what poverty used to look like

    A rare photo of the Nazi leadership in 1930 in Bad Elster. Front row l. to r.; Wilhelm Frick, Adolf Hitler, Fritz von Epp, Hermann Göring. Back row; Heinrich Himmler, Martin Mutschmann, Otto Strasser, Joseph Goebbels, Julius Schaub

    On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport's hall of fame.

    Jim Thorpe