Seals Stadium / Recreation Park - San Francisco, California
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Seals Stadium - Opened in 1931 closed in 1959 and demolished in 1959. Location - 16th and Bryant St. San Francisco, California. The site is now a strip mall. In the 90's, the site was an auto dealership (Honda). It was located in the Mission district.

Recreation Park - Opened in 1903, closed and demolished in 1930. Site is now an apartment complex.

Location - The southwest corner of 15th St and Valencia St. San Francisco, California. In the Mission district.
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Map showing where Seals was.


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Aerial showing the old Hamm's brewery building (which would have been by home plate) and where Seals was located.


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The corner of 16th and Bryant in 1994. This would have been right field. It will change quite a bit over the next decade. 5/94


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The marker that was placed at the corner of 16th and Bryant. This would have been the right field corner. 10/08


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The old double play bar and grill is still standing. It is at the southwest corner of Bryant and 16th. From this spot, it would have been outside the right field corner of old Seals stadium. 10/08


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The San Francisco autocenter dominates the Seals stadium site. Soon, the autocenter will be demolished and a strip mall will take it's place. The Safeway store to the right in the picture is still there to this day. 5/94


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A panorama of the old Seals site. To the left, the tall building is the old Hamm's brewery. The brewery is long gone. The building is now used for office space. 5/94


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Seals site across 16th street at Franklin Park. 5/94


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This would have been where home plate was (shoe Pavillion) on Bryant Street. 10/08


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The former home of the Hamms brewery on Bryant Street, just north of the old home plate entrance to Seals stadium. 11/08


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The corner of 16th and Potrero Avenue which would have been centerfield and parking. 10/08


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Lefty O'Doul's restaurant. Probably the most famous of the old San Francisco Seals, Lefty O'Doul opened this early incarnation of a sports bar in 1958. The location is 333 Geary Street, just west of Powell Street and Union Square. O'Doul passed away on December 7, 1969 at the age of 72. To this day, it is still a popular watering hole in San Francisco. 5/94


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Inside O'Doul's. As you can see, it is a typical dark sports bar from a bygone era. 5/94


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Seals stadium site before construction. Photo from internet.


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In this shot, you can see how close the two parks were. Recreation park is close to the top of the photo, while Seals is lower middle right. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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Horace Stoneham and Chub Feeney in the Giants offices at Seals. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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Down the rightfield line at Seals. Photo fron internet, date unknown.


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Seals and downtown San Francisco. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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The bay bridge is to the top right of the photo. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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Seals stadium from the air.


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A RARE shot inside the Giants clubhouse at Seals Stadium. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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A final look at what once was old Seals stadium. The first home for the San Francisco Giants. 10/08


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Recreation park at the corner of 15th and Valencia. Photo from internet, date unknown.


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Map showing how close the sites of Recreation park and Seals stadium were to each other.


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Recreation park site at 15th and Valencia. Now an apartment complex.


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Recreation park today. This is the corner of 15th and Valencia (which would have been left field). Recreation park is now a housing project in the Mission district of San Francisco. Recreation park was located about 12 blocks west of old Seals stadium. 11/08


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One last look at what was old Recreation park. 11/08