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
Al Davis

Al Davis

As a coach first and then as the managing general partner, Al Davis turned the Oakland Raiders into one of the most successful franchises in professional football. Building on an unwavering philosophy that stressed a strong-armed quarterback, a powerful offensive line...read more
Edward (Eddie) DeBartolo, Jr.

Edward (Eddie) DeBartolo, Jr.

Edward DeBartolo, Jr. came to the Bay Area when he purchased the San Francisco 49ers from the Morabito family in 1977. Everything took off in 1979, when Eddie hired Bill Walsh as his coach and brought in great players such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, and...read more
Lou Spadia

Lou Spadia

Lou Spadia, a San Francisco native, devoted his life to athletics. He played baseball at Jackson playground in the Potrero District and Mission High. Following Navy duty in WWII, he went to the original Forty Niners in 1946 as office boy, and rose to its president by...read more