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San Francisco - Mission District: Vamos Gigantes | by wallyg
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San Francisco - Mission District: Vamos Gigantes

"All of us are created equal, Some of us grow up to be Giants..."

 

"Todos somos creados iguales, Solo algunos crecemos a ser Gigantes..."

 

Vamos Gigantes, a mural on the facade of the PG&E Substation on 19th Street between San Carlos Street and Lexington Street, was designed and painted by Precita Eyes Muralists under the artistic direction of Susan Kelk Cervantes. The mural traces te history of baseball in San Francisco, along with the sport's relationship with the community.

 

Beginning from left to right, Seals Stadium is depicted, at the third base position, with the Joe DiMaggio and Lou Seal. At the center, or second base position, is AT&T Park with Barry Bonds hitting Number 756. At the far right, or first base position, is Candelstick Park, rocked by the 1989 Earthquake, with will Clark's "blast" home run moving from right to left, weaving together images of fans, the ballparks, cultural events, and future Giants, before metamorphosizing into the world and ending with a portrait of Juan Marichal. Other players included in the mural include Gaylord Perry, Willie McCovey, Willie Mays and the Alou brothers.

 

The Mission District is also represented. On the left, the mural features the Mission Reds, a minor minor league team who played at Seals Stadium in the 1920's through the 1940's. To the right between Candlestick and AT&T Park, the skyline of San Francisco embraces a few of the Mission District's landmarks, such as Mission Dolores and the New Mission Theater marquee.

 

Other artists who contributed to the mural include: Ernesto Aguilar, Fred Alvarado, Jaime Buittrago, Suaro Cervantes, Fernando Diaz, Kristen Foskett, Ricardo Lazo, Eli Lippert, Ernesto Paul, Mauricio Ramirez, Joshua Stevenson, Marina Perez-Wong, and Mogens Molina,

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Taken on September 6, 2009