Owen Nolan

Owen Nolan

Owen Nolan, one of the National Hockey League’s purest power forwards, enjoyed his best NHL seasons as a member of the San Jose Sharks. Nolan was the first overall selection in the 1990 NHL draft by the Quebec Nordiques, where he would play his first five NHL seasons...read more
Jim Hines

Jim Hines

Jim Hines is one of the select few men to possess the title of “World’s Fastest Human” and has the sole distinction of being the “first person to break the 10 second barrier”. Hines earned that distinction while representing the United States in the 1968 summer...read more
Robert (Bob) Lurie

Robert (Bob) Lurie

Robert (Bob) Lurie was a real estate magnate and philanthropist, but he is best known in Northern California as the man who saved the Giants baseball team for San Francisco. A long time sportsman who graduated from Northwestern University, he competed in 40 straight...read more
Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals to six League Championships and three World Series wins. Among all major league managers, he ranks third in total wins, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw. The cornerstone for...read more
Bob Ladouceur

Bob Ladouceur

Under Bob Ladouceur, the football records at De La Salle High School in Concord look made up or misprinted. In 34 seasons, his Spartans won 399 games, the most in California history, lost 25 and tied three for a winning percentage of 93.4%, the highest among any prep...read more