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) Babe Ruth, Future Presidents, Yale Baseball, Baberuth, Baseball Team, George Bush, Presidents George, George H W, Babes Ruth
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.