Where were you on October 17, 1989?

October 17, 2012, 10:03 pm
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It was 23 years ago today when Game 3 of the 1989 Bay Bridge World Series, and many Bay Area lives -- were disrupted in the aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Here, Mark McGwire and the A's stand on the infield following the shaking.

The 5:04 p.m. tremor, which registered 6.9 on the Richter scale on October 17 1989, caused the partial collapse of the Bay Bridge ...

... and the complete collapse of the Cypress freeway structure in the East Bay, claiming 42 lives. Overall in northern California, 63 people lost their lives, and thousands were rendered homeless.

Candlestick Park's section 53 wobbled -- but it didn't fall down.

World Series play resumed at Candlestick Park for Game 3, 10 days later, on October 27.

Rickey Henderson and the A's went to to a convincing sweep over the Giants, winning Game 4 at Candlestick Park.

Here's video of ABC's broadcast of Game 3, when the tremor hit.

Where were you on October 17, 1989? Leave your comment below. We'll add it here.

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