Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit, that was created by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in 1979.

Inductees

Year Name Sport Plaque location Ref.
1980 Joe DiMaggio Baseball SFO Gate #81 [1]
1980 Hank Luisetti Basketball Stanford University [1]
1980 Willie Mays Baseball Oracle Park [1]
1980 Ernie Nevers Football Stanford University [1]
1980 Bill Russell Basketball University of San Francisco [1]
1981 Frankie Albert Football Stanford University [2]
1981 Lefty Gomez Baseball SFO Gate #88 [2]
1981 Robert "Bob" Bruce Mathias Track and field Stanford University [2]
1981 Lefty O'Doul Baseball Oracle Park [2]
1981 Helen Wills Moody Tennis University of California, Berkeley [2]
1982 Donald Budge Tennis Berkeley Tennis Club [3]
1982 Joe Cronin Baseball Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory [3]
1982 Ernie Lombardi Baseball Oakland Coliseum [3]
1982 Juan Marichal Baseball Oracle Park [3]
1982 Hugh McElhenny Football Candlestick Park [3]
1983 James J. Corbett Boxing The Olympic Club [4]
1983 Ann Curtis Cuneo Swimming University of California, Berkeley [4]
1983 Jackie Jensen Football University of California, Berkeley [4]
1983 Ollie Genoa Matson Football University of San Francisco [4]
1983 Frank Robinson Baseball Oakland Coliseum [4]
1984 Helen Hull Jacobs Tennis University of California, Berkeley [5]
1984 Peter "Pete" Newell Basketball University of California, Berkeley [5]
1984 Mark Spitz Swimming Santa Clara Swim Club [5]
1984 Ken Venturi Golf SFO Gate #77A [5]
1984 Glenn "Pop" S. Warner Football Stanford University [5]
1985 Johnny Longden Horse racing Bay Meadows [6]
1985 Alice Marble Tennis Golden Gate Park [6]
1985 Gino Marchetti Football University of San Francisco [6]
1985 Leo Nomellini Football Candlestick Park [6]
1985 Buck Shaw Football Santa Clara University [6]
1986 Harry Heilmann Baseball Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory [7]
1986 K.C. Jones Basketball University of San Francisco [7]
1986 Jim Otto Football Oakland Coliseum [7]
1986 Fletcher "Joe the Jet" Joe Perry Football Candlestick Park [7]
1986 Don Schollander Swimming Santa Clara Swim Club [7]
1987 Sam Chapman Baseball University of California, Berkeley [8]
1987 Donna de Varona Swimming Santa Clara Swim Club [8]
1987 Willie McCovey Baseball Oracle Park [8]
1987 O.J. Simpson Football Candlestick Park [8]
1987 Pappy Waldorf Football University of California, Berkeley [8]
1988 Max Baer Boxing Livermore, California [9]
1988 Rick Barry Basketball Oakland Coliseum [9]
1988 John Brodie Football Stanford University [9]
1988 Nate Thurmond Basketball Oakland Coliseum [9]
1988 Yelberton Abraham "Y.A." Tittle Football Candlestick Park [9]
1989 George Blanda Football Oakland Coliseum [10]
1989 Anthony M. Lazzeri Baseball Jackson Playground [10]
1989 John Naber Swimming Woodside High School [10]
1989 Jim Pollard Basketball Stanford University [10]
1989 Wilver "Willie" Dornell Stargell Baseball Oakland Coliseum [10]
1990 Fred Biletnikoff Football Oakland Coliseum [11]
1990 Orlando Cepeda Baseball Oracle Park [11]
1990 Jim "Catfish" Hunter Baseball Oakland Coliseum [11]
1990 Jimmy Johnson Football Candlestick Park [11]
1990 Tony Lema Golf San Leandro Golf Course [11]
1991 John Madden Football SFO Gate #85 [12]
1991 Billy Martin Baseball Oakland Coliseum [12]
1991 Joe Morgan Baseball Oakland Coliseum [12]
1991 Bob St. Clair Football University of San Francisco [12]
1992 Dick Bartell Baseball Oakland Coliseum [13]
1992 Dominic DiMaggio Baseball SFO Gate #76 [13]
1992 Peggy Fleming Jenkins Figure skating Saint Francis Hospital, Center for Sports Medicine [13]
1992 Jim Plunkett Football Stanford University [13]
1992 Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam Track and field The Olympic Club [13]
1993 Al Attles Basketball Oakland Coliseum [14]
1993 Dolph Camilli Baseball Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory [14]
1993 Rollie Fingers Baseball Oakland Coliseum [14]
1993 Reggie Jackson Baseball Oakland Coliseum [14]
1994 Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce)[a] Track and field San Jose City College
1994 Slip Madigan Football Saint Mary's College
1994 Bill Rigney Baseball Oakland Coliseum
1994 Bill Walsh Football SFO Gate #86
1995 Vida Blue Baseball Oracle Park
1995 Lee Evans Track and field San Jose State University
1995 Curt Flood Baseball Oakland Coliseum
1995 Eddie Joost Baseball SFO Gate #83
1996 Don Barksdale Basketball Oakland Coliseum
1996 John Henry Johnson Football Saint Mary's College
1996 Vada Pinson Baseball Oakland Coliseum
1996 Gene Upshaw Football SFO Gate #84
1997 Dan Fouts Football St. Ignatius College Preparatory
1997 John Ralston Football SFO Gate #86
1997 Chuck Taylor Football Stanford University
1997 George Yardley Basketball Stanford University
1998 Matt Biondi Swimming University of California, Berkeley
1998 Johnny Miller Golf The Olympic Club
1998 Fred Scolari Basketball Salesian Boys & Girls Club
1998 Art Shell Football Oakland Coliseum
1999 Ronnie Lott Football SFO Gate #87
1999 Joe Montana Football SFO Gate #87
1999 Tommie Smith Track and field San Jose State University
1999 Gordy Soltau Football SFO Gate #88
1999 Lou Spadia BASHOF President Mission High School
2000 Pablo Morales Swimming Stanford University
2000 Ken Stabler Football Oakland Coliseum
2000 Dave Stewart Baseball Oakland Coliseum
2000 Billy Wilson Football SFO Gate #80
2001 Willie Brown Football Oakland Coliseum [16]
2001 Tom Watson Golf Stanford University
2001 Dave Wilcox Football SFO Gate #87
2001 Phil Woolpert Basketball University of San Francisco
2002 Dennis Eckersley Baseball SFO Gate #80
2002 George Haines Swimming Santa Clara Swim Club
2002 Mary T. Meagher Plant Swimming SFO Gate #82
2002 Lynn Swann Football SFO Gate #82
2003 Rosie Casals Tennis SFO Gate #86
2003 John Elway Football Stanford University
2003 Tom Meschery Basketball SFO Gate #88
2003 Willie Shoemaker Horse racing Golden Gate Fields
2004 Joe Kapp Football SFO Gate #88
2004 Eddie LeBaron Football SFO Gate #87
2004 Summer Sanders Swimming SFO Gate #80
2004 Kristi Yamaguchi Figure skating SFO Gate #77
2005 Dick Bass Football SFO Gate #80
2005 John McEnroe Tennis SFO Gate #80
2005 Steve Young Football SFO Gate #88
2006 Dick Gould Tennis SFO Gate #84
2006 Ted Hendricks Football SFO Gate #85
2006 Payton Jordan Track and field SFO Gate #84
2006 Chris Mullin Basketball SFO Gate #85
2007 Jennifer Azzi Basketball SFO Gate #90 [17]
2007 Will “The Thrill” Clark Baseball SFO Gate #80 [17]
2007 Jerry Coleman Baseball SFO Gate #85 [17]
2007 Jerry Rice Football Candlestick Park [17]
2008 Roger Craig Football Candlestick Park [18]
2008 Edward (Eddie) DeBartolo, Jr. Football SFO Gate #80 [18]
2008 Rick DeMont Swimming SFO Gate #87 [18]
2008 Ray Guy Football SFO Gate #80 [18]
2008 Burl Toler Sr. Football SFO Gate #87 [18]
2009 Dave Casper Football SFO Gate #87 [19]
2009 Billie Jean King Tennis SFO Gate #87 [19]
2009 Craig Morton Football SFO Gate #80 [19]
2009 Gaylord Perry Baseball SFO Gate #80 [19]
2010 Brian Boitano Figure Skating TBA
2010 Bert Campaneris Baseball SFO Gate #80
2010 Al Davis Football SFO Gate #81
2010 Steve Negoesco Soccer TBA
2010 R. C. Owens Football SFO Gate #81
2011 Dwight Clark Football Levi's Stadium
2011 Juli Inkster Golf BASHOF
2011 George Seifert Football Levi's Stadium
2011 Sandy Tatum Golf TPC Harding Park
2012 George Archer Golf SFO Gate #83
2012 Tom Flores Football SFO Gate #85
2012 Kevin Johnson Basketball SFO Gate #76
2012 Gene Washington Football SFO Gate #77
2013 Tim Brown Football SFO Gate #87
2013 Walter A. Haas Jr. Baseball SFO Gate #84
2013 Brent Jones Football SFO Gate #86
2013 Dave Righetti Baseball SFO Gate #81
2014 Jim Hines Track and field TBA
2014 Tony La Russa Baseball TBA
2014 Bob Ladouceur Football TBA
2014 Owen Nolan Hockey TBA
2014 Bob Lurie Baseball TBA
2015 Dusty Baker Baseball TBA
2015 Barry Bonds Baseball TBA
2015 Roger Maltbie Golf TBA
2015 Franklin Mieuli Basketball TBA
2015 Jonny Moseley Skiing TBA
2016 Raymond Chester Football TBA
2016 Anne Warner Swimming TBA
2016 Jeff Kent Baseball TBA
2016 Peter Magowan Baseball TBA
2016 Mitch Richmond Basketball TBA
2017 Russell Baze Horse racing
2017 Bill Cartwright Basketball
2017 Carmen Policy Football
2017 Kerri Walsh Jennings Volleyball
2017 Matt Williams Baseball
2018 Harris Barton Football
2018 Matt Cain Baseball
2018 Brandi Chastain Soccer
2018 Tim Hardaway Basketball
2018 John McVay Football

Class of 2019[20]

Notes

  1. ^ Jenner changed her name due to gender transition in 2015.[15]

References

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  3. ^ a b c d e "1982". Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
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  15. ^ Buzz Bissinger (June 1, 2015). "Introducing Caitlyn Jenner". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
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  20. ^ http://bashof.org//

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Ann Curtis

Ann Cuneo (March 6, 1926 – June 26, 2012) was an American competition swimmer and two-time Olympic champion.

Ann Elisabeth Curtis was born in San Francisco, California, and began swimming at the age of 9 under the teaching of nuns while she and her sister spent two years at the Ursuline Convent boarding school in Santa Rosa. Eventually, she began training under Charlie Sava as a member of the San Francisco Crystal Plunge swimming club. In 1944, at age 18, she became the first woman, as well as the first swimmer, to receive the coveted James E. Sullivan Award, recognizing her as the outstanding American amateur athlete of the year.Curtis competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, winning a medal in every freestyle swimming race in which women were allowed to enter at the time. She won her first gold medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle, setting an Olympic record on the way to winning by a margin of nearly four seconds. In her next race, she received the silver medal for her second-place finish in the women's 100-meter freestyle, a disappointing finish for her. She would later say she felt like she "had let down the world."However, her favorite moment of the Games came during the third event, when she won her second gold medal as a member of the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay team. The United States was not favored to win, in part because she had placed second in the 100-meter individual event. When she took the water for the anchor leg in the relay, the United States team was in third place; she passed Johanna "Hannie" Termeulen of Holland and then Fritze Carstensen of Denmark to win the gold medal for the US by four-tenths of a second, setting another Olympic record in the process. When she returned to San Francisco, she was honored in a parade along Market Street.During her career she set five world and 56 U.S. records. By the time she swam at the 1948 London Games, Curtis was engaged to be married to Gordon Cuneo, a former basketball player for Cal; they were married in 1949, and she chose not to train for the 1952 Games, also in part because she had accepted a car from the City of San Francisco upon her return from London, which made her a professional swimmer.In 1959, after retiring from the sport, she opened the Ann Curtis Swim Club and School of Swimming with her husband. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966, and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. Curtis died at her home in San Rafael, California on June 26, 2012, aged 86.

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Chastain played professionally for Shiroki FC in the Japan Women's Football League, the San Jose CyberRays of the Women's United Soccer Association, FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer, and California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League.

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Fred Scolari

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From 1901 to 2018, the Athletics' overall win–loss record is 8,931–9,387 (.488).

Oakland Athletics award winners and league leaders

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Sam Chapman

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Stephen Negoesco

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Between club and intercollegiate play, Negoesco's teams won more than 2,500 games and more than 50 championships. As player and coach, Negoesco had over 3,000 lifetime victories.

Coach Stephen Negoesco was inducted into The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York; The West Coast Soccer Hall of Fame; The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF); The National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame; The WCC Hall of Honor (West Coast Conference); as well as receiving numerous awards and commendations mentioned in the 'Achievements' section of this article.

Will Clark

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