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
Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings

The most decorated and famous beach volleyball player in the sport’s history may conjure up images of Southern California beaches, but Kerri Walsh Jennings’ roots are firmly planted in the Bay Area. When she was in high school, her family moved from Scott’s Valley to...read more
Matt Williams

Matt Williams

The career was spectacular. Matt Williams was a five-time All-Star, a Gold Glove infielder, a home run champion. But, oh, what might have been. “If Matt Williams played out injury-free,” said the late Al Rosen, who as Giants general manager picked Williams third...read more
Russell Baze

Russell Baze

There has never been a Bay Area athlete who has dominated his sport as completely and consistently as jockey Russell Baze. He retired as the world’s winningest rider with 12,842 victories from 53,578 mounts, recording 3,311more victories than Laffit Pincay Jr., the...read more
Bill Cartwright

Bill Cartwright

A three-time All-American and five-time NBA champion, Bill Cartwright’s roots can be traced back to a farming community outside of Sacramento, where he and his six sisters spent summer days chopping sugar beets and hoeing weeds under the sweltering sun.  A native of...read more
Raymond Chester

Raymond Chester

Raymond Chester was selected in the first round of the 1970 NFL draft and became an instant star, winning NFL rookie of the year honors after catching 42 passes for 556 yards and seven touchdowns. He also formed a friendship with owner Al Davis which lasted until...read more