The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman was in the press box before Game 3. As with all good accounts of such things, Schulman captures the tragic, the comic and the simply insane:
Like the fans, many of us assumed power would be restored and the game would be played. Then came word from transistor radios (remember those?) that “the Bay Bridge had collapsed” and “the entire city was on fire,” exaggerations both, but enough for us to realize we needed to go to the field to cover not a baseball game, but a stadium evacuation . . . In another scene hard to forget, Giants manager Roger Craig quickly got into his pickup truck in full uniform, wanting to beat the crowd to the freeway, and rode off. We always assumed the Humm Baby came to work on a horse.
The Chronicle is running a number of these actually. I always find personal rememberances like these to be far more enlightening than top-down news reports.