Candlestick Park, San Francisco 1965

Candlestick Park in 1965, Home of the San Francisco Giants until 1999. Hall of famer Willie McCovey making the play at first base in a Sunday day game vs the Mets at the 'Stick. I shot this photo when I was fifteen and still have the negative. Leica IIIc with Kodak film.

  • Kurt Manley 8y

    very cool shot and story!
  • Damon Green PRO 8y

    beautiful. i can't wait for opening day!!!!
  • go_dvls 8y

    Fantastic!
  • Nathalie Booth PRO 8y

    This is a wonderful shot, so retro!
  • Todd Lappin PRO 8y

    Fantastic.
  • David Gallagher PRO 8y

    There seem to be few shots of the park before it was modified. Those seats back in sections 32 and 34 seem almost good with the sun shining on them. Now they're about the darkest gloomiest in the place.
  • Johnny Esparza 8y

    Awesome picture.
  • Bob Bobster 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lost Ballparks, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Eric Golub PRO 7y

    Sweet! I can just about smell the Gulden's mustard and see the hot dog wrappers swirling!
  • Robert Vincent PRO 7y

    Excellent. Very similar to my old seats there in Lower Box 9. Of course, this was back when the Stick was a ball park and not the current monstrosity. You've even managed to capture the weather.
  • Shawn Smith PRO 7y

    Wow, the Stick in its original setup (before it was enclosed and the 49ers moved in). Nice photo!!
  • Tom C PRO 7y

    This actually may be the Mets, not the Dodgers - looks like Yogi Berra coaching first...
  • wiedesign_60 7y

    it is the mets, yogi coaching 1st his uni has the logo patch on it.
    it's hard to tell exactly which day it was; according to retrosheet - 4/25/65 was the largest day game crowd for a mets game at the 'stick. could have been the 2nd inning...
  • Jon Weiand PRO 7y

    amazing. true san francisco local. awesome work
  • samueljroland 6y

    It's an awesome photo. Great to see Candlestick in all its pre-glitz glory of the 1960's. And number 8 sure is Yogi. We need to get back to the great hitting of the past as well as bolstering our incredible pitching with Timmy, Matt, Joanthan, Noah, and Barry. May they pitch at their best for the entire season and we'll have a good chance, especially if we can sign a power hitter.
  • Dave Glass PRO 6y

    Samuel, I'm also excited about the Giant's chances for the '09 season, the pitching rotation looks as strong as I have ever seen it, and I've been following the Giants since 1960. Barry Zito could be the key, he usually wins with 4 runs or more of run support, so one big bat in the Giant's lineup could be huge. I definitely see a playoff team this coming year.
  • RandySV 6y

    Candlestick was a nice looking stadium ( esp for the early 60's ) before the 9er's movede there.
  • CandlestickTed 6y

    I am working on a book on Candlestick Park. Would you be willing to let me use this photo? Do you have any others?
  • mazdamattc PRO 6y

    Classic. What type of film is it shot on?
  • Dave Glass PRO 6y

    Most likely Plus-X
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Taken on December 30, 2007
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