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The Original San Francisco Giants: The Giants Of '58

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The Original San Francisco Giants is a nostalgic look at the team that brought Major League Baseball to San Francisco, the 1958 Giants. Author Steve Bitker, who attended his first big-league game in 1958 at age five at a charming little downtown ballpark called Seals Stadium, traveled as far as the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to interview virtually every ...more
Published June 1st 2003 by Sports Publishing LLC
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Robert Morrow
Aug 31, 2013 Robert Morrow rated it liked it
The audience for this book will be limited to San Francisco Giants fans with a sense of history. I found it a pleasant read despite several annoying typos (the nickname of the Pittsburgh Pirates twice appeared as Bugs instead of Bucs). The strongest theme in the book is the shortsighted destruction of Seals Stadium for the house of horrors known as Candlestick Park. I'm planning to be there when they blow that sucker to bits.

The best part of the book is the last, featuring the reminiscences of p
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