Tim Brown

Tim Brown

When the Raiders returned to their original home in Oakland in 1995, after 13 seasons in Los Angeles, they brought one superstar with them. His name was Tim Brown. In the wake of winning the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and being drafted in the first round by the...read more
Walter A. Haas Jr.

Walter A. Haas Jr.

Walter A. Haas Jr. was a noted philanthropist and chairman of Levi Strauss when he bought the Oakland A’s in 1981. Under Haas’s ownership, the A’s won three straight American League pennants (1988–90) and one World Series. In 1989, they set what was then a Bay...read more
Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Brent Jones spent his entire athletic career—prep, college and professional—in the Bay Area, going from Leland High in San Jose to Santa Clara University to the San Francisco 49ers. He was the thirrd tight end taken in the 1986 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers in...read more
Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti ranked among baseball’s top closers in the 1980s and cemented his legacy in the game as a pitching coach. Righetti initially established himself as a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. He was elected American League Rookie of the Year in...read more