1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

September 8, 2010 by  
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1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

The Loma Prieta earthquake happened on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 P.M. (PST).  It prevented Game 3 of the World Series from being played at Candlestick Park that day.  The game was ready to begin at 5:35 P.M. (PST).  The World Series was disrupted for 10 days.

Sixty-three (63) people were killed.  The quake measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale.

Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Steve Elsberry about this quake.  Steve was sitting in the centerfield upper deck when the quake started.  Steve’s interview will be released on Friday, September 10th with our podcast featuring the Oakland Athletics.

Sacramento TV covering the earthquake

April 7, 1977

August 11, 2010 by  
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First Blue Jay Game

On April 7, 1977 the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game at Exhibition Stadium against the Chicago White Sox.  The video below will attest that Toronto needed a dome stadium.  Five years later after the 1982 Grey Cup, momentum for building a dome stadium took root after miserable weather dimmed the Grey Cup game.

Construction started on October 3, 1986 and the SkyDome opened on June 3, 1989.  In 2005, the SkyDome’s name was changed to Rogers Centre.  Ed, Farley and Mark will be reviewing this great multi-purpose stadium during our podcast featuring the Toronto Blue Jays.  This podcast will be released on Friday, August 13th.

Opening Day – April 7, 1977, Exhibition Stadium