Archive for the ‘ Candlestick Park ’ Category

Farewell to the ‘Stick

From The Archives – Crazy Crab

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Crazy Crab being escorted off the field during the Giants final night game at Candlestick Park

From The Archives – Ticket Line

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There was a long line for tickets before the start of the final homestand in 1982

From The Archives – Candlestick Park

Opening Day at Candlestick Park - April 13, 1960

Opening Day at Candlestick Park – April 13, 1960

From The Club Level

No matter what the outcome of the game is, the view is always great from the Club Level at AT&T Park.  ATL 6 – SF 3.

A Look Back – Opening Day at Candlestick Park in 1960

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First Pitch at Candlestick Park

Are they going to play baseball here? Felipe Alou asked himself. Alou braced himself for his new ballpark and quietly knew that his teammates would not be happy with what Vice President Richard Nixon, on Opening Day 1960, called “the finest ballpark in America.” Nixon’s evaluation would not be treated kindly by history.  “The wind blew right in your face,” Alou said. “Candlestick Park, to this day, was the single most difficult park to play baseball I ever saw, anywhere, at any level.  Which is why, he added, Willie Mays was the greatest ballplayer he ever encountered. – San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

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