1959 Giants Opening Day In Color
Giants opening day, 1959, first regular season game in SF.
You can’t see it, but judging from the position of the batter and the pitcher the ball must be between the mound and the plate.
Man, do I want to drink a beer in the sun right now.
Well worth clicking on the image to see the whole thing, a wonderful view of SOMA / South of the Slot and the Bay Bridge.
More baseball posts for the record:
(Apologizes to Edward Gibbon.)
p.s. I’m not a auto guy, but is that yellow car at the intersection a Volvo P1800?
Even if not, I do love this ad:
UPDATE: astute reader (and La Lengua resident) aiden notes that our yellow car is most likely a 1955 Ford Thunderbird:
This makes sense since the prototypes for the P1800 didn’t come out until 1959/1960 and I really doubt one would have been cruising around the Mission as a sales campaign, entertaining as the thought is.
On the topic of yellow cars, the front of the Thunderbird reminded me a little of the front of an El Camino. So much so that I proceeded down this particular path of image hackery, the El Camino Corto!