President Kennedy opened the 61st American League baseball season in Washington, USA, April 10, at a match between Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox.
LV Fans enter park for game.
LV Crowd in stands.
LV Ballplayers line up on field.
SCU President Kennedy arrives.
LV Kennedy chats with managers of two teams.
SCU Kennedy throws ball.
LV Ditto throws second ball.
GV Game in progress.
CU Kennedy seated with Mr. Quesada.
STV Player strikes, runs to first corner, hesitates.
TV Player strikes, runs to third corner.
SCU Kennedy watches.
STV Player finishes home run.
SV Kennedy watches.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: President Kennedy opened the 61st American League baseball season in Washington, USA, April 10, at a match between Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox.
To inaugurate the season, the President pitched the first ball. The throw was a failure. The President pitched again - his second attempt was also a near failure - to baseball experts. But it was enough to start the season ...
Then the President sat back to watch the play. With him was U.S.Vice President Johnson and President of the Washington side Elwood Quesada.