Carmen Policy

Carmen Policy

When Carmen Policy said, “Winning with class,” it was not a slogan. It was a moral imperative. Under his guidance, along with Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers became the model of an enlightened, winning sports franchise. Carmen was a sports...read more
Anne Warner Cribbs

Anne Warner Cribbs

The bay area has produced many great Olympic athletes, but if they could all appoint an official ambassador to represent them, Anne warner Cribbs would be the runaway choice. She won a gold medal in the 1960 Rome games as a 15 year-old swimmer, sparking a relationship...read more
Peter Magowan

Peter Magowan

No one person has had a greater impact on the San Francisco Giants baseball franchise than Peter Magowan. Peter, a lifelong baseball fan who grew up in New York City, missed his first day of school ever when his father took him to game one of the 1951 world series...read more
Franklin Mieuli

Franklin Mieuli

Renowned for his deerstalker cap and robust beard, Franklin Mieuli owned the Warriors for more than two decades and in 1975 delivered an NBA Championship to the Bay Area. The colorful Mieuli was already established in the Bay Area sports scene with ownership stakes in...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
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