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Stan Musial, JFK share a moment at the 1962 All-Star Game

Jan 20, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

American historian Michael Beschloss shares this classic image of Stan Musial and then-president John F. Kennedy having a laugh just before the start of the 1962 All-Star Game at District of Columbia Stadium:


Musial, who died at his home in St. Louis on Saturday evening at the age of 92, campaigned for JFK in the fall of 1960. “Stan the Man” later served as chair of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from 1964 to 1967 under Lyndon B. Johnson, who can also be seen in the above photograph.

  1. youjivinmeturkey - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Excellent Photo Find!!! My Father’s Favorite Player AND Favorite President. Too Cool. :)

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    now I like him even more! nice!

  3. sbmcintosh36 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    And i had so much respect for him before i saw this pic

    • aceshigh11 - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Stay classy, Slingblade.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Ya’ ought not talk to da’ boy like at. aaaahummm.

    • kirkvanhouten - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM


  4. daviddmsvcp - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    yeah, nice pic. The caption said that LBJ was also in the picture. But I didn’t see him.

    • aceshigh11 - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      LBJ might be directly behind JFK’s right shoulder…looks like his hairline.

    • chicagoteamster - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      I’m thinkin LBJ is the guy with his right shoulder towards the camera and his head turned away…second dark suit from our left (first dark suit – with one finger touching the low wall – looks like Speaker McCormick)

      • chicagoteamster - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

        CORRECTION: Speaker McCormack

  5. hojo20 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Awesome pic. thanks!

  6. elmo - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Great shot, especially the 2 kids in the foreground.

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