American Baseball Player Babe Ruth Using Cabbage to Control Heat, Soldier Socks Lined With Silver Thread to Kill Bacteria, World War I Casualties Due to Infection and/or Disease, and the Original Product Produced by the Louisville Slugger Company

Babe Ruth placed 2 slices of cabbage under his hat to keep cool as well as because he believed they brought him good luck. The socks that soldiers wear are now made with silver thread because it prevents bacterial growth. It is estimated that 33% of soldiers who participated in World War I died from injuries due to infection and/or disease, not the battle itself. The Louisville Slugger workshop which makes baseball bats started in the 1880’s by manufacturing butter churns...

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