Klapisch: At the 1989 World Series with Joe DiMaggio

From Bob Klapisch at The National Pastime Museum on October 26, 2015:

1989 was a year I’ll never forget, especially the World Series. The A’s-Giants matchup was compelling enough, but the earthquake before Game 3 delivered a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Because of the calamity in the Bay area, I came face to face with Joe DiMaggio.

I want to say I handled the moment like a pro. I did not. I was dwarfed by the moment, sent hurtling back in time to my years memorizing the flip side of baseball cards. But let me re-trace my steps, because it took a series of events before Joltin’ Joe and I had our chance meeting.

I was in the auxiliary press box at Candlestick Park for Game 3, which is to say, at the highest point in the stadium. That’s where MLB was forced to seat the out-of-town media—I was covering the Series for the New York Daily News. I wasn’t crazy about the remote setting, but, still, this was the Fall Classic, the season’s marquee event and a chance to pretend I was writing literature.

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Originally published: October 26, 2015. Last Updated: October 26, 2015.