Candlestick Park, on the western shore of the San Francisco Bay, was built in the late 1950s on the cheapest plot of land available but suitable for a stadium. It is noted for its windy conditions; architect John Bolles designed the park to protect it from wind by installing a boomerang-shaped baffle in the upper tier.

As noted in a previous column, this design never worked and for its first 10 seasons the wind whistled in from left-center toward right-center.

Once it was expanded to accommodate the football ’49ers by enclosing it, the wind was stronger and colder. Built originally with a radiant heating system, Candlestick or The Stick, became known as not only the windiest ballpark but the coldest in the major leagues.

Fastcast: Drier.

Sunny and hot. High near 95. Calm winds becoming northerly at 5 mph. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 68. Northwesterly winds 5 mph becoming calm.