Posts Tagged ‘Jack Murphy’

8th September
written by Richard

Chargers Quarterback Jack Kemp

The Chargers got off the longest quick kick in Civic Center history yesterday, booting themselves right out of apathetic Los Angeles and into eager, enthusiastic San Diego. –Jerry Magee, San Diego Union, January 25, 1961.

It’s been fifty years!  The Chargers Come to San Diego.

9th September
written by Richard

The floating stadium would be perfect for San Diego, particularly if it was located in Mission Bay. It’s the first novel idea in stadium-building since the dome.  –Barron Hilton, October 1964.

Read about the Floating Stadium in Mission Bay.

Engineers proposed a unique concept for a sports stadium in San Diego.

12th May
written by Richard

Not even Yankee Stadium or Boston’s Fenway Park can surpass the comforts and conveniences of the Padres’ new home . . . This is a real ballpark, built for the game of baseball, a ballpark in which the city of San Diego can take great pride.  –Jack Murphy, San Diego Union

Read about the fondly remembered Padres stadium in Mission Valley: Westgate Park.

Westgate Park photo courtesy Bill Swank