Criteria

The criteria for an athlete to be nominated in the Hall of Fame are as follows:

Hall of Fame Criteria:

Nominees for the “Contemporary” and “Veteran” ballot must be “on the field performers” (i.e., coach, manager, player). Nominees for the “Distinguished Service” ballot category do not have to be on the field performers but should have made a substantial contribution to Bay Area Sports.

Note that all of the criteria below do not have to be met however several should be achieved in order to be included on the annual Hall of Fame Ballot:

• Nominees must have been born or raised in one of the nine Bay Area counties and achieved their national or international fame in the Bay Area or elsewhere

AND/OR

• Came to the Bay Area in their “formative years” (i.e., as a youth, high school or college student, or as a rookie with a professional team) and achieved fame in the Bay Area

AND/OR

• Nominees must be one who has made an extraordinary impact on the sports history of the Bay Area and gained national fame, or Nominees must be a member of the nominees national hall of fame of the nominees sport

AND/OR

• Nominees must be selected and participated in a minimum of three all-star games of their nationwide league

AND/OR

• Nominees must be selected on the all-star team (first team) of their sport by a national media sports organization

AND/OR

• Nominees must be named most valuable player of their nationwide league a minimum of one year

AND/OR

• Nominees must be a member of the U.S. Olympic Games Team and have won a minimum of one individual gold medal

AND/OR

• Nominees who have won an individual national championship in their respective sport a minimum of one time

AND/OR

• Nominees must be a national or world record holder in their respective sport one time

AND/OR

• Nominees must be the head coach or field manager of a team that won a minimum of one national or world championship

Ballot Nomination Process
Nominees must meet the criteria outlined above. In submitting your nominations, please include a 50- word description of each nominee’s accomplishments with your contact information. Send nominations to: Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 465 California Street, Suite 806, San Francisco, CA 94104 or email asavicke@bashof.org.

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