11 in HIGH x 8.875 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 22.54 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

File (handwritten in black ink on front left)

Brown and black proof print with photograph of San Francisco Giants Manager waving his baseball cap to fans and Candlestick Park on his 47th birthday. Robinson is wearing home whites (white pants) and a Giants jacket. Text to left of image reads: "(FXP1)SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 31--GIANT BIRTHDAY BOY--San Francisco Giants manager Frank Robinson waves to the crowd during the game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night at Candlestick Park for his 47th birthday. (AP Laserphoto)(pa32145stf-Paul Sakuma) 1982 Slug:CUBS-GIANTS."

Frank RobinsonFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Robinson (5/30/2007) Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. He was an outfielder, most notably with the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles. During a 21-season career, he became the first player to win League MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues, won the Triple crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently sixth).During the last two years of his playing career, he served as the first permanent African-American manager in Major League history, managing the Cleveland Indians to a 186-189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, the Montreal Expos and the Washington Nationals. Monster ParkFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6/8/2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_parkMonster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. It is the present home field of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team, who moved over from Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park before the 1971 season.The stadium is situated at Candlestick Point on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay. Due to its location next to a hill, strong winds often swirl down into the stadium, creating interesting playing conditions. At the time of its construction in the late 1950s, the stadium site was the cheapest plot of land available in the city which was suitable for a sports stadium. Legend also has it that city officials and stadium designers made visits to the site during the morning when the breezes are usually calm, but not during the late afternoon and evening when the winds frequently pick up quite dramatically, even on clear sunny days.The surface of the field is natural bluegrass, but for nine seasons the stadium had artificial turf, from 1970 to 1978. The "sliding pit" configuration, with dirt cut-outs only around the bases, was installed in 1971, primarily to keep the dust down from the breezy conditions. Riverfront Stadium had introduced the sliding pit layout in June 1970. Following the 1978 football season, the decrepit artificial turf was mercifully removed. Natural grass was re-installed before the 1979 baseball season.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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