Junction Jack and the Kennedy Administration

Junction Jack became a household name in 2000 when the Houston Astros introduced him as their new mascot amid a complete team rebranding. But did you know that he once served as an aide to John F. Kennedy? If you look closely, you can see him as a guest of honor in this iconic photo from JFK’s inaugural address on January 20, 1961.

jfk While his outfit certainly shows a little age, ol’ Jack’s infectious smile hasn’t changed one bit!