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Welcome to Candlestick Park for Opening Day on April 12, 1993.

This was a fun opening day at Candlestick Park, where Willie Mays arrived in a light blue convertible car.  This was the pre-game ceremony, and therefore the stadium was not very full yet.

Notice Willie Mays’ stats in his first 5 seasons in San Francisco.

I went down to the lower box seats by left field line to photograph the parade.

The SF Giants were playing against the Florida Marlins.  This was the first year the Marlins played in the league.

It was always exciting to go to Opening Day since the stadium was sold out.  There was always an air of excitement for this first game of the season.  As was my custom, I made sure I arrived extra early to shoot lots of pictures to capture the memorable time.  Little did I know that one day this stadium would be torn down and I would treasure these old pictures much more than I could imagine.

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