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San Francisco Giants, 49ers Honor Candlestick Park

Posted Apr 11, 2014

The San Francisco Giants took their turn paying tribute to Candlestick Park. They also invited current and former members of the San Francisco 49ers to take part in the festivities.


Four months after NaVorro Bowman and the San Francisco 49ers gave Candlestick Park the perfect lasting memory, the San Francisco Giants took their turn honoring "The 'Stick" at Thursday night's 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Giants also invited current and former members of the 49ers to take part in the festivities. Four-time Super Bowl champion linebacker Keena Turner and three-time Super Bowl champion tight end Brent Jones took part in the first pitch ceremony. Instead of using a baseball, Turner tossed a football to Jones, a childhood fan of the Giants.

"It was a little windy tonight, so it was a little bit like catching a knuckleball," Jones said via MLB.com. "I just wanted to make sure I didn’t drop it, but it was special being out here and seeing some of my childhood heroes."

Giants legends Willie Mays and Willie McCovey were also on the field.

In addition to Turner and Jones, current members of the 49ers were watching the ceremony from behind the pitcher's mound.

Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, fullback Bruce Miller, nose tackle Ian Williams and outside linebacker Dan Skuta enjoyed the moment and posted several photos to their social media accounts to prove it.

Check out Turner doing his best Joe Montana/Steve Young impersonation as well as the notable photos from the night.


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