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From The Archives – Seals Stadium

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Seals Stadium – 2007

From The Archives – Bill Rigney

Bill Rigney visits Seals Stadium  - October 31, 1957

Bill Rigney visits Seals Stadium – October 31, 1957

View Level Timeline – Part 1

In 2008, to celebrate our 50th anniversary in San Francisco  we installed a timeline on the View Level at the ballpark which highlighted some of our great players and amazing moments.  We know that all of our fans are not able to come to a game at the park, or those who do may not be old enough to remember some of our alumni.  For this road trip we decided to showcase the timeline and give everyone a bit more information about the moments.  Today we are checking out our first few years in San Francisco, from Seals Stadium to winning the 1962 Pennant.

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The first panel highlights our time at Casa Grande and Seals Stadium

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The second one showcases Opening Day at Candlestick Park in 1960

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While the third one focuses on the 1962 World Series Team

A Look Back – Opening Day at Seals Stadium in 1958

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First Pitch at Seals Stadium

“Fifty years later, Mike Murphy remembers. He cried. Just 15 years old, the kid from San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood sat in the Double Play at 16th and Bryant Street, reeling from the news delivered to him that late summer day in 1957: The San Francisco Seals were no more.

His beloved Seals, the Seals who had played ball in the City since 1903, three years before the Great Earthquake and Fire, were being made extinct. Murphy should have known something was wrong when Seals President Jerry Donovan asked to take him to lunch to break some news. The Giants were coming, and San Francisco would be a minor-league town no more. Across the street from the Double Play stood Seals Stadium, which was just months away from playing host to the first big- league ballgame on the West Coast between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers— two franchises that had called New York home since the nineteenth century.” – San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

Quick Hits for Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Game #9)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (2012 debut) will face Pirates’ right-hander Kevin Correia (0-0, 1.50).

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS...RHP Ryan Vogelsong (lower back strain) has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated off the 15-day disabled list...RHP Brian Wilson (right elbow sprain) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Please click here for today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than icebergs in the ocean.

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2012 DEBUT...RHP Ryan Vogelsong will be making his 2012 debut today against his former team, whom he spent 5 years with, going 10-19 with a 6.00 ERA.

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PABLO STREAKING...IF Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in all 8 games this season, batting .333 (11-for-33) with 2 HRs and 8 RBI...his hit streak is tied for the longest active streaks in the NL.

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SCORING 4 ...The Giants have scored 4-or-more runs in all 8 games this year marking the 1st time the franchise has done that to begin a season since 2003 (did it in 9-straight)... last season the Giants had the highest winning pct. in the Majors when scoring at least 4 runs in a game, going 55-9 (.859).

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SANTIAGO CASILLA... Threw 1.2-scoreless innings last night...has not allowed a run in his 3 appearances... Has combined to fashion a 1.85 ERA in each of his last 2 seasons (2010-11), which is the 3rd-lowest mark in the Majors (min. 100ip)... Was one of SF’s top relievers in ‘11, posting career-low 1.74 ERA in 49 games.

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BRANDON CRAWFORD... Slick-fielding shortstop made his Major League debut with Giants last season after having spent parts of 4 seasons in SF’s minor league chain...Was drafted by SF in 4th round in 2008... Ranks T2nd on team with 3 2Bs and is 2nd with 6 RBI.

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April 15, 1958 -- Major League Baseball comes to California as the transplated Giants and Dodgers play the 1st game on the Pacific Coast...Ruben Gomez blanks LA and Don Drysdale in the Giants’ 8-0 win...Orlando Cepeda homers in front of 23,448 fans.

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