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Remembering the earthquake World Series, 25 years later
Remembering the earthquake World Series, 25 years later

I was annoyed, to be honest. Had a deadline, that’s what I knew. Game 3 of the 1989 World Series was about to begin at decrepit Candlestick Park and my pregame notebook was due for Gannett News Service. Then the damn table started shaking. My Radio Shack TRS-80 model 100 – really nothing more than a word processor – was pulsating on the portable table in the makeshift press room. I waited for the trembling to pass so I could get back to work, but all around me sports writers from throughout the country who had never experienced an earthquake were frightened to the bone. We were in what looked like a large storage room beneath the right-field stands. It would have made...

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