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The Big Event

Apr 3, 2018

Episode 22 of The Big Event podcast is about the inaugural 1958 Giants baseball season in San Francisco – and the first major league game on the West Coast. Chronicle librarian Bill Van Niekerken and host Peter Hartlaub dive into the San Francisco Chronicle archive for the history of the Giants win over the Dodgers – immortalized by the headline “WE MURDER THE BUMS.” They also answer reader questions about the archive, including “Do you ever run across photos too racy to print?”

Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle’s basement archive.

Theme music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.