Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Ed. note: This podcast is the first of a series of podcasts we'll do all throughout the Major League Baseball season to celebrate the Giants' 60th year in the San Francisco.
In Part 1, camera operator Josh Keppel talks about the last game of the regular season for the San Francisco Giants in 2001. It was roughly a month after Sept. 11, and he and a reporter were sent to PacBell Park (now AT&T Park) to do a story on stadium security. But Josh, a lifelong Giants fan, knew there was a potentially much richer story to be had that day, and boy was he right.
It was the night of Barry Bonds's record-setting 73rd home of the 2001 baseball season. The baseball landed in the stands mere feet from where Josh and his camera were. And so he inadvertently captured what turned out to be a contentious event. Two fans argued over which one of them the home-run ball belonged to, ending up going to court over the matter.
In Part 2, Josh talks about that court case and the documentary that he helped make about the whole thing.
We recorded this podcast in March 2018 at the Embarcadero Center Cinema lounge.