World Series Oakland Athletics (4) vs San Francisco Giants (0) The final Fall Classic of the 's is not remembered for the games that took place within the two bay area ballparks. On Oct. 17, , the sports world was awaiting the first pitch of Game 3 of the Bay Area World Series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park. But then the real Author: Chris Bahr @Chrisbahr_FOX. Just prior to game 3 on Oct. 17th, the Loma Prieta earthquake (magnitude ) struck the San Francisco/Oakland area. Due to the destructive nature of this earthquake, the game was postponed and the series did not resume for ten days. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area just before Game 3 of the World Series. Bob Ley talks with former A's pitcher Dave Stewart, and. With Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Gary Thorne. Aug 30, · It was p.m. PDT on Oct. 17, , and Clark, then an AL umpire, was 21 minutes from working game three of the 86th World Series — featuring the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics — when Mother Nature flexed her muscles, ravaging the Bay area with an earthquake that measured on the Richter versant.us: Referee. October 27, Box Score. The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 27, at Candlestick Park. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye.". Nov 09, · Scrapbook Memories celebrates the 20th anniversary of Oakland's last World Series triumph. Since the day they set foot in Arizona some seven months prior, .
That way I couldn't be caught off guard. Support us without the ads? Willie Mays almost didn't come to Candlestick that night because he didn't like the way the hot, thick air felt in the city that day. The Cubs also had three pitchers with sixteen or more victories, Rick Sutcliffe , Mike Bielecki , and Greg Maddux , coming off his third full season in the majors. Dave Henderson just missed hitting three home runs for the A's as his first inning shot bounced off the top of the wall for a double. While some critics called for cancellation of the remainder of the Series in respect to the earthquake victims most felt that it would be better to move on as part of the area's healing process. With two outs in the eighth, the Cubs appeared ready to perhaps send the series back to Chicago, but Candy Maldonado pinch-hit for Reuschel and walked.
The A's regained the lead in the bottom of the 4th when Dave Parker drove a line shot off the wall that was both an inch from being foul and an inch from being a home run. Not long after returning, Jose Canseco still in full uniform and his wife Esther were spotted filling up their car at a self-service gas station. Mike Moore who went seven innings and relievers Rick Honeycutt and Dennis Eckersley combined for a , four-hitter that was supported by Terry Steinbach's three run home run off Rick Reuschel. Find out more. Was he really safe?
ESPN, an eager year-old at the time, had a generator in its center-field location, allowing it to stay on the air and give some of the only on-the-scene reports from a blacked-out city. At the start of Game 3, some emergency responders who had aided during the earthquake, including police officers and firefighters, were honored and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. But Sandberg grounded out and the Giants were in their first World Series since Regardless, it will look great framed on your wall. Hamilton Miami. Steve Bedrosian got his second save in as many days. A's designated hitter Dave Parker tattooed a home run to lead off the third off of Garrelts, and Weiss added a lead off home run in the fourth.