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George H.W. Bush and Ted Williams appeared on the same 1942 enlistment memo

The late President George H.W. Bush was well-known as an avid baseball fan and frequently attended Astros games. And, during his college years at Yale, the 41st President was captain of the baseball team and even got to meet Babe Ruth

Yet, somehow Bush's connection to baseball goes even deeper than all that. In 1942, he was selected from the Naval Aviation Cadet Board along with Hall of Famer Ted Williams:

Baseball certainly seemed to find its way into Bush's life, even when he wasn't doing anything related to the game.