LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE: A Look Back At The Earthquake Series

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The 1989 World Series was one the Giants and their fans would no doubt like to forget.

Twenty five years ago on Oct. 17, a massive 6.9 magnitude quake struck the Bay Area minutes before the start of Game 3 of the World Series at Candlestick Park.

Announcer Al Michaels cracked on live television, “Well folks, that’s the greatest open in the history of television, bar none!”

Those at the game were unaware that the temblor leveled structures throughout the Bay Area killing over sixty people and injuring some four thousand others.

The destruction of the Loma Prieta Earthquake called into question whether the Series should continue — many felt it should have been canceled. The World Series resumed play after 10 days. The A’s went on to sweep the Giants.

We asked few members of that victorious A’s team for their memories of the day the ground shook 25 years ago.


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