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Jackie Mitchell – The First Female Pitcher

Jackie Mitchell 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 in succession. She is shaking hands with both of them in this picture.

George H.W. Bush – 94 Years of Pure American Spirit

George H. W. Bush wearing YALE’s baseball shirt.
Former President George H.W. Bush died on Friday, December 1, at the age of 94. He served one term as commander in chief, but left behind a significant legacy in American politics and policy. He was both the last president of the generation that served in World War II and one of the last politically influential pragmatists in the Republican Party.

His policy achievements were vast, from domestic affairs — where he was the last president to sign a truly bipartisan “grand bargain” — to his deft foreign policy, including around the Gulf War and the conclusion of the Cold War.

When he lost his race for a second term to Bill Clinton in 1992, he wrote a touching letter to his successor that was widely seen as a reminder of grace in politics.

The Voice Behind The Magic

Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey, and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
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