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[Then photo: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY/ Now photo: Bing Maps] It's Friday, and the beginning of the end of "summer." Frankly, after this week's sweep of the Dodgers we only have Giants baseball on the brain.
A while back Curbed featured the hidden history of SF baseball, and amongst the most beloved were the San Francisco Seals, whose stadium once sat at the corner of 16th and Bryant.
The Giants came to town in 1958, with their west coast debut on April 15 against none other than the LA Dodgers (Giants won 8-0). Candlestick Park was constructed in 1960, and in the same year the old Seals stadium was torn down for the Potrero Center.
· Hidden Histories: SF Baseball Stadiums [Curbed SF]
· Giants Ballpark History [SF Giants]