I wanted to supplement the pictures from microfilm printouts of newspapers and old magazines about the 1989 A’s, Loma Prieta, and the Giants that are on this blog. So I’m adding to the pictures you can find here by providing links to some audio and video clips. I put together a set of 10 audio clips from two old videos about the ’89 season. Nearly all the clips are actually from off the field rather than play-by-play calls, and they’re on a page at Archive.org. You’ll find them here. There are 10 other clips as well, posted to this page.
The clips include Mike Krukow, on a tour of the Giants clubhouse, interviewing Bob Brenly and then Kevin Mitchell, who provides a quick growl at the end of the clip. There’s Will Clark talking as he drives to spring training, and then Will the Thrill gets serenaded in Arizona by some Giants fans. Lon Simmons calls the end of the World Series, three of the A’s-Rickey Henderson, Dave Parker, and Stan Javier-play dominoes, Dave Dravecky talks about his comeback, Giants pitching coach Norm Sherry talks about Dravecky, the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon sings “San Francisco” before game 3 of the World Series, there’s the moment of silence before game 3, the Candlestick crowd and Brett Butler responding to Loma Prieta, and Al Rosen talking about Will Clark. The police and Willie Mays talk in Candlestick after the earthquake, Tony La Russa summarizes the World Series, as does Dave Stewart, and Clark and Mitchell talk about the upcoming season in spring training.
As for video, this page on the A’s own site has a clip of the grounder to Tony Phillips, with Eckersley covering first, that ended the World Series. The page has a few other clips of Oakland A’s history too.
This clip on YouTube shows a Sacramento TV station’s coverage of Loma Prieta at a slight remove from the event. This guy has posted quite a few videos of Loma Prieta coverage by the Bay Area TV stations to YouTube. Just browse around his list of videos to find the ones on Loma Prieta. You can find quite a few other videos of Loma Prieta footage on YouTube through this page. But, this video in particular is about six minutes of a Giants fan at Candlestick before the game, leaving after the evacuation order, and then driving around San Francisco as twilight nears and smoke drifts up from the Marina. The quality is not high, but you get a sense of what things were like that day for people at Candlestick. I’ll also refer you a longer guide to Loma Prieta multimedia that I did for my Loma Prieta stories blog.