I remember October 17, 1989. I was in college and walked across the hall to watch the World Series game with a friend. Being in a dormitory, we thought something was wrong with our tv signal. We didn't have cable. It didn't take long to figure out the problem was in San Francisco.
What I most remember is seeing the players looking for their loved ones after the quake. Concern and fear were all over their faces.
We spent hours watching the Special Report on ABC. My friend had a brother who was attending Stanford University. He tried for several hours calling his dorm room. No cell phones which probably wouldn't have worked anyway. His brother was fine.
Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports, was at Candlestick Park that night. He has written an article remembering the event 25 years later.