John McVay

John McVay

One of John McVay’s first assignments upon joining the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 was finding Bill Walsh, a quarterback. The search ended in the draft’s third round with a skinny Notre Dame passer named Joe Montana. “We couldn’t understand why he was still there in...read more
Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway

He played his college ball at University of Texas El Paso, known as UTEP, so the move by Tim Hardaway, the crossover dribble, was nicknamed “The UTEP Two-Step.”  But Hardaway, originally from Chicago, could do so much more than put the basketball on the floor. The...read more
Matt Cain

Matt Cain

Durability and dominance separated Matt Cain from even the most accomplished San Francisco Giants. He amassed 12 years and 38 days of continuous major league service time, more than any Giant who played exclusively for the ballclub since its 1958 move west. Cain also...read more
Harris Barton

Harris Barton

Harris Barton, from his right tackle position with the 49ers, protected two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Barton likened Joe Montana’s style to that of a symphony conductor, and said Steve Young was more like the leader of a “jam session.” Both quarterbacks...read more
Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain

Soccer star Brandi Chastain’s love of sports was honed in childhood. Growing up in San Jose, she was an avid supporter of the San Jose Earthquakes. She was on a youth team called the Quakettes and was so enamored of her uniform that she slept in it. She became a...read more
Carmen Policy

Carmen Policy

When Carmen Policy said, “Winning with class,” it was not a slogan. It was a moral imperative. Under his guidance, along with Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers became the model of an enlightened, winning sports franchise. Carmen was a sports...read more