Max Baer

Max Baer

Raised in Livermore, California, Max Baer began his boxing career in 1929, at age 20, in Oakland. He won his first twelve fights by knockouts. In 1933, wearing the Star of David on his trunks, he knocked out Max Schmeling, “the fighting pride of Nazi...read more
Rick Barry

Rick Barry

Rick Barry was selected Rookie of the Year after joining the Golden State Warriors for the 1966-67 season. His scoring average as a rookie was 25.7. The next year, his scoring average rose to 35.6, the best in the NBA. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Team eight...read more
John Brodie

John Brodie

Born in San Francisco, John Brodie was raised in the East Bay, where he starred in football, baseball and basketball at Oakland Tech. At Stanford, he was selected All-American in 1956 and named the most valuable player of the 1957 East-West Shrine Game. Selected as...read more
Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond

Selected by the Golden State Warriors as their first draft choice for the 1963-64 season, Nate Thurmond completed 11 seasons. He was considered by many as the best rebounder in the game. An excellent scorer, he had five consecutive seasons averaging over 20 points per...read more
Yelberton Abraham “Y.A.” Tittle

Yelberton Abraham “Y.A.” Tittle

Yelberton Abraham Tittle began his ten-year career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1951. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl six times, the first being in 1954. He led the NFL in passing in 1957, with a 63 percent completion average, and paced the 49ers to a...read more