Friday, April 10, 2009

First Pitch

I thought I'd share something fun today. This is NARA's Document of the Day - President Kennedy throwing the first ball out for the opening of the 1961 baseball season (April 10, 1961).

The description for the picture is:
Opening Day of 1961 Baseball Season. President Kennedy throws out the first ball. (first row) Vice President Johnson, President Kennedy, Dave Powers, Elwood Quesada. (second row) Secreatry of HEW Abraham Ribicoff, Assistant Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Senator Everett Dirksen, Senator Mike Mansfield. (third row) Lawrence O'Brien, spectators. Washington, D.C., Griffith Stadium, 04/10/1961."

1 comment:

Scott said...

Interesting picture if you look at the expression on LBJ's face!

Also, this is a picture you would not likely see again with other administrations since the Secret Service prefers the president and vice president not to appear together publicly.