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Seal Stadium, San Francisco, 1957

Joe DiMaggio started out here. Formerly located on the corner of 16th Street and Bryant, in the Mission District. The stadium was torn down in the early 1960s. The the site is now a Safeway supermarket and retail complex. Here's a view from this same perspective taken in 2001.

 

The Wikipedia sayeth:

 

The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957. In 1931, the Seals moved to their own park, Seals Stadium, an 18,600-seat facility located at 16th and Bryant Streets. The Seals celebrated their inaugural year in Seals Stadium by winning the PCL pennant in 1931. The following year, Seals outfielder Vince DiMaggio arranged a tryout for his younger brother Joe who, needless to say, made the team. In 1932, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 61 straight games, a harbinger of his 56-game hitting streak for the New York Yankees in 1941. The team won the pennant again in 1935. During the 1957 season, the New York Giants announced their move to San Francisco for the 1958 season, and the Seals were forced to relocate as a result. The Seals moved to Phoenix for the 1958 season. Moreover, the team became a minor league affiliate of the new San Francisco Giants, and were renamed the Phoenix Giants. The Giants played their 1958 and 1959 home games in Seals Stadium, moving to Candlestick Park in 1960.

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Uploaded on August 4, 2005