Seals Stadium

Home of the San Francisco Giants, 1958 and 1959

BUILT: 1931

CAPACITY: 16,000 (1931); 22,900 (1958)

FIRST MLB GAME: April 15, 1958, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Giants 8, Dodgers 0)

LAST GAME: September 20, 1959, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers 8, Giants 2)

LARGEST CROWD: 23,192 - April 15, 1958, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 1,422,130 (1959)

LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 1,272,625 (1958)



First Game 04/15/1958 Dodgers 0, Giants 8

  Umpires Jocko Conlan, Frank Secory

  Hal Dixon, Tony Venzon

  Managers Bill Rigney, Giants

  Walter Alston, Dodgers

  Starting Pitchers Ruben Gomez, Giants

  Don Drysdale, Cardinals

  Ceremonial Pitch San Francisco Mayor George Christopher

  Attendance 23,448


  Batter Gino Cimoli (strikeout)

  Hit Charlie Neal (single)

  Run Danny O'Connell

  RBI Jim Davenport

  Single Charlie Neal

  Double Pee Wee Reese (04/16/1958)

  Triple Pee Wee Reese (04/17/1958)

  Home Run Daryl Spencer

  Grand Slam Frank Thomas (06/11/1958)


  Stolen Base Willie Kirkland (04/17/1958)

  Sacrifice Hit Lindy McDaniel (04/22/1958)

  Sacrifice Fly Jim Davenport

  Cycle NONE


  Win Ruben Gomez

  Loss Don Drysdale

  Shutout Ruben Gomez

  Save Marv Grissom (04/17/1958)

  Hit by Pitch Paul Giel hit Gino Cimoli (04/16/1958)

  Wild Pitch Ray Crone (04/16/1958)

  Balk Ron Negray

  No-Hitter NONE


Last Game 09/20/1959 Dodgers 8, Giants 2

  Umpires Dusty Boggess, Frank Dascoli,

  Jocko Conlan, Al Barlick

  Managers Bill Rigney, Giants

  Walter Alston, Dodgers

  Starting Pitchers Sam Jones, Giants

  Johnny Podres, Dodgers

  Attendance 22,923


  Batter Ed Bressoud (double play)

  Hit Maury Wills (single)

  Run Don Demeter

  RBI Johnny Roseboro

  Single Maury Wills

  Double Carl Furillo

  Triple Ed Bressoud (09/12/1959)

  Home Run Duke Snider

  Grand Slam Jackie Brandt (06/26/1959)


  Stolen Base Maury Wills

  Sacrifice Hit Charlie Neal

  Sacrifice Fly Johnny Roseboro

  Cycle NONE


  Win Johnny Podres

  Loss Sam Jones

  Shutout Lew Burdette (09/16/1959)

  Save Chuck Churn (09/19/1959 Game 2)

  Hit by Pitch Jack Sanford hit Don Demeter (09/19/1959 Game 2)

  Wild Pitch Johnny Podres

  Balk Jack Sanford (08/09/1959)

  No-Hitter NONE


  Putout Gil Hodges


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  • Anonymous said: My grandfather, William Wallace, was the ticket manager for the Seals for about 30 years. He had been a great third baseman at St. Mary's College and was asked to try out for the pros. Unfortunately, his mother kept him from going but he stayed near the game. He died the year before the Giants came to town but had he lived, they told him he would have a job with the new team. I never knew him but understand he was a very well-liked man, a friend of Lefty O'Doul. 1:38PM 11/04/11
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