James “Gentleman Jim” John Corbett

James “Gentleman Jim” John Corbett

A boxing immortal, the late James J. Corbett won the heavyweight boxing title in 1892, when he knocked out the famed John L. Sullivan in New Orleans after 21 rounds. Known as “Gentleman Jim,” San Francisco-born Corbett weighed 178 pounds to Sullivan’s 212....read more
Ann Curtis Cuneo

Ann Curtis Cuneo

Olympic Gold Medal winner and native San Franciscan Ann Curtis Cuneo was a member of the San Francisco Crystal Plunge team. This extraordinary swimmer was coached by Charlie Sava. Curtis won her Gold Medal during London’s 1948 Olympic Games in the 400-meter freestyle...read more
Jack “Jackie” Eugene Jensen

Jack “Jackie” Eugene Jensen

University of California, 1946-48 Oakland Oaks, 1949 NY Yankees, 1950-52 Washington Senators, 1952-53 Boston Red Sox, 1954-61 Football and baseball great Jackie Jensen was born in San Francisco in 1927. An All-American halfback at the University of California,...read more
Ollie Genoa Matson

Ollie Genoa Matson

University of San Francisco, 1949-51 Chicago Cardinals, 1952, 54-58 Los Angeles Rams, 1959-62 Detroit Lions, 1963 A member of the 1952 Olympic team, Ollie Matson starred in football and track at San Francisco’s Washington High School, City College, and the University...read more
Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Cincinnati Reds, 1956-65 Baltimore Orioles, 1966-71 Los Angeles Dodgers, 1973-74 Cleveland Indians, 1974-76 Raised in Oakland, Frank Robinson was a baseball star at McClymonds High School before joining the Cincinnati Reds, where he was selected National League Rookie...read more