Joseph “Joe” Paul DiMaggio

Joseph “Joe” Paul DiMaggio

One of the greatest outfielders of modern baseball, Joe DiMaggio, the “Yankee Clipper,” began his career with the San Francisco Seals in 1932. Hitting safely in 61 consecutive games, which set a Pacific Coast record, he joined New York Yankees in 1936. In...read more
Angelo “Hank” Luisetti

Angelo “Hank” Luisetti

Stanford University, 1935-38 Native San Franciscan and Galileo High School graduate Hank Luisetti revolutionized the game of basketball with his one-handed shot. Recognized as the greatest player in West Coast history, he led Stanford to three consecutive Pacific...read more
Willie Howard Mays, Jr.

Willie Howard Mays, Jr.

New York/ San Francisco Giants, 1951-72 Outstanding outfielder for the New York Giants (which in 1958, became the San Francisco Giants), Willie Mays was named Rookie of the Year in 1951 and, for over 20 years, drew admiration for his hitting, fielding, throwing and...read more
Ernest “Ernie” A. Nevers

Ernest “Ernie” A. Nevers

Stanford University, 1923-25 St. Louis Browns, 1925-26 Duluth Eskimos, 1926-28 Chicago Cardinals, 1929-31 The greatest fullback in Stanford history, Ernie Nevers earned the title “America’s all-time one-man team” for prowess in all aspects of football. An...read more
William “Bill” Fenton Russell

William “Bill” Fenton Russell

University of San Francisco graduate Bill Russell led the Dons in the 1956 national championship and a string of 61 unbeaten games. Twice named All-American and 1956 College Player of the Year, he was key to the 1956 U.S. Olympic championship at Melbourne. He had an...read more