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Batting Practice before a game

Batting Practice before a game in the late 1980’s.

I was at Candlestick Park at my usual 2 hours prelude before the game.  I went behind home plate on the third base side to watch the SF Giants taking batting practice.

Roger Craig – The former SF Giants manager is standing behind the cage.

In those days, the stadium was pretty empty before the game.  The games were rarely sold out and the stadium usually was not at full capacity.

Notice the people standing in the right field pavillion section.  These people were hoping to catch a batting practice homerun ball.

On the top, there were major baseball team emblems displayed between the right field pavillion and the upper deck.

On the right field fence, see the cool discs with the retired Great SF Giants players names and numbers.

Too bad I could not get one of those discs when they tore down the Stick.  I wish I knew what happened to those discs.

 

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