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Dwight D. Eisenhower, Casey Stengel, and Walter Alston

Artist
Osvaldo Salas, 1914 - 1993
Sitter
Dwight David Eisenhower, 14 Oct 1890 - 28 Mar 1969
Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, 30 Jul 1890 - 29 Sep 1975
Walter Emmons Alston, 1 Dec 1911 - 1 Oct 1984
Date
1956
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 24.1 x 19.4cm (9 1/2 x 7 5/8")
Sheet: 25.4 x 20.6cm (10 x 8 1/8")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
© Osvaldo Salas
Object number
NPG.97.129
Exhibition Label
President Eisenhower throws out the first pitch in the 1956 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers
The Brooklyn Dodgers won game number one of the "Subway Series" at home in Ebbets Field. Yankees Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin and Dodgers Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson all hit home runs.
Dwight Eisenhower, one of America's more athletic presidents, was on the football and baseball teams at West Point. Stories circulated that he had played professionally, but not until 1961 did the president acknowledge that he played semipro baseball under an assumed name a year before he entered West Point, most likely aware that it would have disqualified him from playing in college.
With the president are managers Casey Stengel and Walter Alston. On the president's left is baseball commissioner Ford Frick and behind him, partially visible, is Dodger owner Walter O'Malley.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York