Johnny “The Pumper” Longden

Johnny “The Pumper” Longden

Johnny Longden rode in and won his first race at Bay Meadows race track in 1935. He was the winner of the first Golden Gate Handicap at Golden Gate Fields in 1947 and won 10 of the first 17 runnings of the Handicap. He won the Triple Crown in 1943 on Count Fleet. In...read more
Alice Marble

Alice Marble

Alice Marble learned tennis at the age of 13 at the San Francisco Golden Gate Park courts. At age 12, she was the official mascot of San Francisco Seals baseball team. She also played basketball and track at San Francisco Polytechnic High School. She was the winner of...read more
Gino Marchetti

Gino Marchetti

A member of the University of San Francisco’s undefeated 1951 team, Gino Marchetti was the New York Yankees’ Number two draftee in 1952. He moved to Dallas in his rookie season, was with the Baltimore Colts from 1953 to 1964, and returned to that team for...read more
Leo Nomellini

Leo Nomellini

All-American in football at the University of Minnesota, Leo Nomellini was the first player selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the team’s original NFL draft. Named top defensive tackle of NFL’s first 50 years, he was elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969...read more
Buck Shaw

Buck Shaw

Football’s famed Silver Fox and the San Francisco 49ers’ first head coach, Buck Shaw was an All-America tackle at Notre Dame in 1919, 1920 and 1921. He was head coach at theUniversity of Santa Clara from 1936 to 1942, where he led the Broncos to national prominence,...read more