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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seals Stadium: tribute to an epic ballpark

If you ever find yourself needing a test pilot for a new time machine, don’t give me a call. While I might fully intend to kill Hitler or prevent the birth of the Kardashians by making sure their parents never meet, I’d be too likely to get sidetracked by the great history of San Francisco, and end up catching a game in Seals Stadium.

Never heard of it? Seals Stadium was a 18,500 capacity jewel of a ballpark, built in 1931 near the center of San Francisco. The Mission District park hosted the Pacific Coast League Seals and Mission Reds (!?!), and briefly the San Francisco Giants, before its demolition in 1959.

This week’s Let’s Go to the Morgue! pays tribute to Joe DiMaggio, Lefty O’Doul, Ike Boone and all the ghosts of Seals Stadium past. After scouring the Chronicle photo morgue, I headed out to the site of the park at 16th and Bryant to see what’s there now.

DO check out Laughing Squid’s “investigation” to figure out where the Seals Stadium home plate would be, in the shopping center now at 16th/Bryant.

Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dr. scott Posted: August 30, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4222981)
Great article and great photos. Thanks for the link Fred.
   2. TR_Sullivan Posted: August 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4222992)
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060420&content_id=1410202&vkey=news_mlb&fext;=.jsp&c_id=mlb
   3. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 30, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4223016)
$20.000 for cleaning up peanut shells in a season ? How much is that today ? Like 5 million ?
Love the pictures and news !!
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4223031)
Really good article. I use Seals Stadium as the home park for one of my Strat-O-Matic teams...
   5. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: August 30, 2012 at 08:06 PM (#4223088)
Lots more pics from Seals Stadium at this site. Just click on the 100+ dot nr 16th and Bryant.
   6. esseff Posted: August 30, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4223129)
So the same guy who photographed the flag going up on Iwo Jima also photographed Albie Pearson playing for the S.F. Seals.

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