The Catch

The Catch by Larry Clark, Lincoln, CA

The Catch by Larry Clark, Lincoln, CA

The Catch
By Larry Clark
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco

This is from Wikipedia but it says it all. The Catch refers to the winning touchdown reception by Dwight Clark [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_Clark] off a Joe Montana pass in the January 10, 1982 NFC Championship Game [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Montana] between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. The Catch is widely regarded as one of the most memorable events in NFL [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League] history. The game represented the end of Dallas’ domination in the NFC since its inception in 1971, and the beginning of San Francisco’s rise as both an NFC and Super Bowl power in the 1980s. Larry Clark, Lincoln, California

More information about Candlestick Park gleaned from reading its Wikipedia page…..

Candlestick Park was originally built as the home of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park (since renamed AT&T Park) in 2000. It is currently the home field of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, who moved in for the 1971 season. The 49ers are scheduled to move to Santa Clara Stadium, currently under construction, at the beginning of the 2014 NFL season.

The Beatles played their last live commercial concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966.

Candlestick Park was also home to dozens of commercial shoots as well as the location for the climatic scene in both the 1962 thriller Experiment in Terror and the 1973 Richard Rush comedy Freebie and the Bean. In February, 2011 scenes for Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law, were filmed at the stadium.

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake (measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale) struck San Francisco, minutes before Game 3 of the World Series was to begin at Candlestick. Remarkably, no one within the stadium was injured, although minor structural damage was incurred to the stadium. Al Michaels and Tim McCarver, who called the game for ABC, later credited the stadium’s design for saving thousands of lives.