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Day the World Series Stopped

Original post made by Atherton Library, Atherton: other, on Oct 16, 2014

Where were you at 5:04pm, October 14, 1989? Join producer/director and baseball fan Jon Leonoudakis for a screening of his new documentary, “The Day the World Series Stopped”, with Q&A session to follow. Friday, Oct 17 at 6 pm. A lifetime Giants fan, Jon attended Game Three armed with a camcorder and still camera. Jon’s original footage paints a picture of a beautiful, Indian summer late afternoon that took a left-turn into the pages of history and Bay Area lore. Join us and be a part of this exclusive Bay Area tour on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane in Atherton. 650.328.2422 Web Link

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Posted by Willy
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Looking forward to seeing the documentary.

"Where were you at 5:04pm, October 14, 1989?"

Outside the 5th & Mish garage, headed west on Mission, looking to get onto 101 to return home to watch the game. Could of swore someone was jumping up and down on the rear bumper of my car, then I heard all the car alarms from the 5 story open air garage, and saw clouds of dust rise up, down Mission St. The pre-game on the radio, of course, cut out.

Copped an illegal U-turn in the middle of Mission St, turned right down 4th and frankly, had the least crowded ride down the peninsula EVER. Everyone was already home or at the game.

An image seared into my mind: a young woman, moments after the quake, on a single knee, with a death-grip on the stoplight pole on the island at 4th and Mission, a look of sheer terror on hear face.

Unforgettable.


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