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Candlestick Park

"I came, I saw, I survived."

As a baseball field, the stadium was best known for the windy conditions, damp air and dew from fog, and chilly temperatures. The wind often made life difficult for outfielders trying to catch fly balls, as well as for fans, while the damp grass further complicated play for outfielders that had to play in cold, wet shoes. Architect John Bolles designed the park with a boomerang-shaped concrete baffle in the upper tier to protect the park from wind. Unfortunately, it never worked.

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Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park

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1962 World Series, 1989 World Series, Ball Parks of Yesterday, Baseball History, Candlestick Park, San Francisco Giants

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