|The headline in the October 18, 1989 edition of the San Francisco|
Chronicle went right to the point about the previous day's events
Of course, the earthquake's effect proved more durable than normal on a larger scale due to the circumstances of that day. Game 3 of Major League Baseball's World Series between the cross-bay rivals San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's was approximately 30 minutes from starting when the quake struck. Once the broadcast signal was restored, a national audience watched stunned as live shots of collapsed freeways, damaged buildings, and fires contrasted with the worried faces of both players and fans alike.
I have my own tale from that day, one that I have only shared with close friends and family until now.