Sport: Lighting the Candlestick

By land, sea and air, a capacity crowd of 42,269 San Franciscans last week flocked to see their baseball Giants open the National League season against the St. Louis Cardinals—and to help open their last-word, $15 million Candlestick Park. There has been nothing quite like it since the Romans, who had to struggle along by chariot, converged on the Colosseum.

Home in the Horseshoe. Since Candlestick Park is on a peninsular sort of culdesac, many a San Franciscan feared a traffic jam to end all traffic jams. But on opening day there was not...

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