The SF Seals at home

May 19, 1949: The San Francisco Seals play at their longtime home in the Mission District, Seals Stadium. The working class stadium, which had a live seal in the lobby for many years, hosted the Seals from 1931 to 1957 and the San Francisco Giants during the team's first year after its 1958 move from New York. Rainier Brewery can be seen in the distance - there were multiple breweries next door to the ballpark, and the smell of hops was ever-present during baseball games. The photo was taken by Bob Campbell, a longtime staff photographer who joined the Chronicle after serving in World War II.

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