Dear Babe: I’m a 78-year-old native San Franciscan who attended both the 1961 All-Star Game and the ‘62 World Series at Candlestick Park. I forgot that I had a program from each event. They’ve been stored in a trunk these many years. They’re both in very good shape. Both are more than half a century old. I’ll probably pass them on to one of my grandsons. -- Ray Malispina, Sonora, Calif.
Dear Ray: You’ve got one lucky grandson. Long before Bruce Bochy arrived on the scene to lead the Giants to two World Series titles, two of the seminal moments in San Francisco Giants history occurred during the events you attended.