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.
Ambitious Home Run Hitters, 08/03/1920
On September 30, 1927 New York Yankee Babe Ruth became the first baseball player in the major leagues to hit 60 home runs in a season. Years earlier in 1920, Clifford Berryman’s political cartoon featured Presidential candidates Warren G. Harding and James M. Cox pondering Ruth’s secret of success. Harding hit a “home run” in the November elections and beat Cox by a landslide.