Legendary San Francisco baseball bar re-opens to fanfare

              San Francisco Mayor London Breed, right, speaks during the opening of Lefty O'Doul's new 20,000 square foot Baseball Ballpark Buffet & Café at Fisherman's Wharf, as Anita Lee, left, widow of former Mayor Ed Lee, listens, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in San Francisco. The popular Union Square bar and restaurant Lefty O'Doul's closed in January 2017 due to a dispute between the owner and his landlord, but now the restaurant has returned on the wharf. Lefty O'Doul's was named after the well-known and respected New York Giants star outfielder. With a .398 batting average, he boasted the highest average out of any outfielder in the 20th century. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legendary San Francisco baseball memorabilia bar forced from its touristy spot in the city’s downtown has re-opened in equally touristy Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed helped cut the ribbon for the opening of Lefty O’Doul’s Ballpark Buffet and Cafe on Tuesday, along with owner Nick Bovis.

Several hundred fans, including the city’s political elite, attended the ceremony, and the Archbishop Riordan High School marching band played.

Lefty O’Doul’s left its long-time spot on Geary Street by the cable cars in January 2017 after a dispute with the building’s landlord.

Francis “Lefty” O’Doul was born in San Francisco in 1897.

He was two-time National League batting champion who was known as a colorful man about town, friend to Joe DiMaggio and an ambassador of baseball to Japan.