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Crump: And Harmon Went Deep …

My mom and my Aunt Bernice were modest Idaho gals, which in 1961 meant wearing skirts to baseball games. That July 11 was the last time they did that. Fifty years ago Monday, I watched my first big league baseball game — the All-Star Game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. I’ve never seen its like since. Candlestick Park was the stadium of the San Francisco Giants, who had moved west from New York three years earlier. The ballpark was built on a spit of land that spilled into San Francisco Bay, and there every gust of wind west of China converged. As we walked up the concourse that day, one such gale arrived and blew my aunt’s and my mother’s skirts up over their heads. Mortified, they almost walked back to Idaho/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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