A native of Alameda, where he starred for the family-sponsored, semi-pro Rigney Tile Nine, Bill Rigney later played for the Pacific Coast League Oakland Oaks. He joined the New York Giants in 1946, where he played as an infielder for eight years, with a fielding record of .965. He spent 18 years as a major league manager for the New York-San Francisco Giants, Angels and Twins and was named manager of the year with the expansion team Angels in 1962.

Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum