Candlestick Park and 'The Catch': Guess Who Called it? - KMSP-TV

By: Meteorologist Pablo Pereira

Candlestick Park and 'The Catch': Guess Who Called it?

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San Francisco and the 49ers said good-bye to Candlestick Park on Monday night. But it was eight seconds in January 1982 that will be remembered simply known as 'The Catch".

What you might not know is who made the call that day nearly 32 years ago. think Kirk Gibson's World Series Home Run. 

That's right, one of his most famous NFL calls was that of Dwight Clark's touchdown catch in the NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982 was called by Vin Scully (which Scully called with Stram as his final NFL telecast for CBS), that put the San Francisco 49ers into Super Bowl XVI.

"Montana...looking, looking, throwing in the end zone...Clark caught it! Dwight Clark!...It's a madhouse at Candlestick!"

There's no debate that a dynasty was born that day with "The Catch." Candlestick's top-10 football moments have been counted down during the season, with "The Catch" at No. 1 for the regular-season home finale.

Like Red Barber and Mel Allen in the 1940s, Scully retained his credentials in football even as his baseball career blossomed.

From 1975 to 1982, Scully announced the televised National Football League games for CBS Sports, teaming with several different color analysts including Sonny Jurgensen, Alex Hawkins, George Allen, Jim Brown, John Madden, and Hank Stram.

The Niners will move into $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium at team headquarters, while Candlestick waits out its implosion day, likely in late 2014.

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