Guess Who This Is

75 Persons in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame:

Location:
Plaques all around the Bay Area
201 Spear Street #1150
San Francisco, CA 94105
Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1980 to present

Al Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner and general manager of teams:

Art Shell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Shell
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:As a coach, team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
College Football Hall of Fame 2012.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011.

Bill Walsh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Walsh
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach teams:49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Paul Brown Trophy 1989.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993.

Billie Jean King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moffitt
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Played:and won in a demonstration match called "The Battle of the Sexes".
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987.
California Hall of Fame 2006.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1990.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame 2011.
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame 1999.

Billy Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Alfred Manuel Pesano
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aggressive manager of the team:Name Billy from his mother calling him "bella" in Italian. Died in a car accident - he was a passenger.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1986.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth Award 1953.

Bob Mathias

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from California 1967-1975.
Olympic Gold Medal in the decathlon two consecutive times.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Brian Boitano

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Anthony Boitano
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1988 Olympic champion, 1986 & 1988 World Champion, and 1985-1988 US National Champion in figure skating.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1996.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1996.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Caitlyn Jenner

Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Also Known As:
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was father of
was father of
was father of
husband of
Older than Kris Jenner by 5 years.
was father of
husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a female in 2015 Official name change (to Caitlyn Marie Jenner) and gender change in September 2015. As a male, Olympic Gold Medal 1972 and Olympic Gold Medal 1976 in the decathlon event. Motivational speaker. Has a problem with dyslexia.
Movie:TV series:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1986.
Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1982.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.

Catfish Hunter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Augustus Hunter
Nickname(s):
Catfish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died following a fall down the stairs at his home. Suffered from ALS.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
Cy Young Award 1974.

Craig Morton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Craig Morton
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams (NFL):San Jose Sports Hall of Fame.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1992.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
College Football Hall of Fame 1992.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1988.

Curt Flood

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Charles Flood
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center field.
Teams:Forced free agency by a suit.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6162 Delmar Boulevard.

Dan Fouts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Francis Fouts
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 14 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro football quarterback, team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
San Diego Hall of Champions 1989.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1993.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1989.

Dave Casper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David John Casper
Nickname(s):
The Ghost
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight End.
Teams:5 times Pro Bowl, one time Super Bowl winner.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 2012.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002.

Dom DiMaggio

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Paul DiMaggio
Nickname(s):
the Little Professor
the Prof
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Joe DiMaggio by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Vince DiMaggio by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Center fielder, team:Seven times on All-Star team. Served in the military in World War II.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Don Budge

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Budge
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Grand Slam winner in 1938.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1964.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Donna de Varona

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joanna Kerns by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2003.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1987.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969.

Eddie LeBaron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eddie WayneLeBaron Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5'7". Quarterback.
Teams:Shortest All-Pro quarterback.
Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame 2010.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
College Football Hall of Fame 1980.
Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.

Edward DeBartolo Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward John DeBartolo Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner, team:Developed shopping malls with his father.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016.

Ernie Lombardi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernesto Natali Lombardi
Nickname(s):
Schnozz
Lumbago
Bocci
The Cyrano of the Iron Mask
Lom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1958.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1986.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Ernie Nevers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Alonzo Nevers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, baseball team:NFL football teams:as a fulback.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
College Football Hall of Fame 1971.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1991.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951.
Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor.
Arizonal Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006.

Fred Biletnikoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick S. Biletnikoff
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
College Football Hall of Fame 1991.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1995.

Freddie Apostoli

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Apostoli
Also Known As:
Fred Apostoli
Nickname(s):
The Boxing Bellhop
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middleweight world champion boxer.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.

Gaylord Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Jackson Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Cy Young Award 1972.
Cy Young Award 1978.

Gene Upshaw

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football team:as a guard. Executive director of the NFL Players' Association (union leader for NFL players.) Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

George Blanda

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Frederick Blanda
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football quarterback and placekicker with teams:and more. Played professionally for 26 seasons, in 340 games.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Bert Bell Award 1970.

George Yardley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.

Hugh McElhenny

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Edward McElhenny
Nickname(s):
The King
Hurryin' Hugh
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982.
College Football Hall of Fame 1981.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970.
Husky Fever Hall of Fame 1979.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.

Jackie Jensen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Eugene Jensen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A two-sport collegian. First person to be in the Rose Bowl, World Series and All-Star games.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2000.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1986.
College Football Hall of Fame 1984.

Jerry Coleman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman.
Team:TV show:Babe Ruth Award 1950.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Ford C Frick Award 2005.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2007.
San Diego Padres Hall of Fame 2001.

Jerry Rice

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Rice
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver.
Pro teams:Rated #1 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
College Football Hall of Fame 2006.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010.
49ers Hall of Fame 2010.
Bert Bell Award 1987.

Jim Otto

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Edwin Otto
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center.
Team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980.
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1998.

Jim Plunkett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James William Plunkett
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1970, team:as quarterback.
Pro football for teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
College Football Hall of Fame 1990.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
National High School Hall of Fame 2007.
Maxwell Award 1970.
Walter Camp Award 1970.

Jimmy Johnson (cornerback)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Earl Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Rafer Johnson by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Cornerback.
Team:UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994.

Joe DiMaggio

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Paul Dimaggio
Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joltin' Joe
the Yankee Clipper
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dom DiMaggio by 2 years.
husband of
ex-husband of
Older than Marilyn Monroe by 11 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Vince DiMaggio by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Team:Outfielder. 56 game hitting streak set a record.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1969.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Joe Montana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Clifford Montana Jr.
Nickname(s):
Joe Cool
The Comeback Kid
Bird Legs
Golden Joe
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 15 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quaterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2010.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Bert Bell Award 1989.

Joe Morgan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joe Leonard Morgan
Nickname(s):
Little Joe
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:from 1963 to 1984.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 2006.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1987.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1990.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

John Elway

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Albert Elway Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 32 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
College Football Hall of Fame 2000.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 1999.

John Madden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Earl Madden
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team:Spokesperson in ads.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2010.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006.

John McEnroe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Patrick McEnroe by 7 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Tatum O'Neal by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

World tennis champion, known for brash behavior as a player. Host of a TV talk show. Television commentator for tennis events.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1999.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Johnny Longden

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Eric Longden
Nickname(s):
The Pumper
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1958.
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 1976.

Johnny Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Laurence Miller
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1998.

Juan Marichal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Juan Antonio Marichal y Sanchez
Nickname(s):
The Dominican Dandy

Brief Facts:

Pitcher who used unusual delivery styles, confusing batters.
Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1983.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.

Ken Stabler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ken Michael Stabler
Also Known As:
Kenny Stabler
Nickname(s):
the Snake
Kenny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

University of Alabama quarterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016.
Bert Bell Award 1976.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Ken Venturi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Venturi
Nickname(s):
Kenny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer, US Open winner 1964. 35 years with CBS Sports.
World Golf Hall of Fame 2013.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 161 Waterford Circle; ceremony: 15 May 2004.

Kristi Yamaguchi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won gold at 1992 Winter Olympics in figure skating.
Celebrity winner of the sixth season of TV show:Children's book:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1998.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1998.

Lefty Gomez

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Louis Gomez
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:from 1930 to 1942. Noted for his wit and his fastball.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1987.

Lefty O'Doul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph O'Doul
Nickname(s):
Frank
Lefty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder.
Teams:Now called the Dodgers. Record number of hits in a season, 1929.
Instrumental in establishment of baseball in Japan, team:Restaurant owner in San Francisco. A non-alcoholic beer is named for him.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame 2002.

Leo Nomellini

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leo Joseph Nomellini
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive and defensive tackle. Grew up in Chicago.
Teams:49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
College Football Hall of Fame 1977.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969.

Lynn Swann

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Curtis Swann

Brief Facts:

All-American for team:and wide receiver for team:Football analyst for ABC Sports.
College Football Hall of Fame 1993.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001. Republican candidate for 2006 governor of Pennsylvania.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 2005.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2013.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.

Mark Spitz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic swimming champion, won 7 times Olympic Gold Medal 1972. He set 33 world swimming records. He is a motivational speaker.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Mary T. Meagher

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Terstegge Meagher
Also Known As:
Mary Terstegge Meagher Plant
Nickname(s):
T
Madam Butterfly
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Mar. Olympic champion and former world record swimmer. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100m and 200m butterfly, which stood as the respective World Records for 18 and 19 years.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2009.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1992.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1993.

Matt Biondi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7".
Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Won Olympic Gold Medal 1988 5 times.
Olympic Gold Medal 1992 twice.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1997.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1997.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Max Baer Sr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maximilian Adelbert Baer
Also Known As:
Max Baer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Buddy Baer by 6 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988.

Nate Thurmond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Thurmond
Nickname(s):
Nate the Great
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 9 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 11". Power forward/center.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1985.

O.J. Simpson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orenthal James Simpson
Also Known As:
OJ Simpson
O. J. Simpson
Nickname(s):
The Juice
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Nicole Brown Simpson by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1968, team:as halfback.
Running back for team:Movies:Acquitted of murdering his ex-wife:and her friend:1995. Later lost a suit by her family. Arrested September 2007 for armed robbery in Las Vegas. Convicted by jury October 3, 2008 of kidnapping, armed robbery in a hotel room, and conspiracy. Sentenced December 5, 2008 to 15 years in jail.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1993.
Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1980.
College Football Hall of Fame 1983.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1994.
Maxwell Award 1968.
Walter Camp Award 1967.
Walter Camp Award 1968.
Bert Bell Award 1973.

Ollie Matson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ollie Genoa Matson II
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1976.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1987.
Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor.
Arizonal Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006.

Orlando Cepeda

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes
Nickname(s):
Peruchin
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Baseman.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1999.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Pappy Waldorf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Osbert Waldorf
Nickname(s):
Pappy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. Head Coach.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1987. As a coach, College Football Hall of Fame 1966.

Peggy Fleming

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Gail Fleming
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Pop Warner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Scobey Warner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1956.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.

Ray Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Ray Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter.
Team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
College Football Hall of Fame 2004.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014.

Reggie Jackson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Reginald Martinez Jackson
Nickname(s):
Mr. October
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right field.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1993.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2002.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Babe Ruth Award 1977.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Roger Craig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lee Craig
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Manager, teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
49ers Hall of Fame 2010.

Rollie Fingers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roland Glen Fingers
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1992.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
San Diego Hall of Champions 2000.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001.
Cy Young Award 1981.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 2000.

Ronnie Lott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Mandel Lott
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football cornerback, free safety and strong safety.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 2002.
USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2000.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.

Steve Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jon Steven Young
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
College Football Hall of Fame 2001.
Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005.
Davey O'Brien Award 1983.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2003.
Bert Bell Award 1992.
Bert Bell Award 1994.

Ted Hendricks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Paul Hendricks
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Guatemala where his father was working.
Linebacker, teams:1980.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
College Football Hall of Fame 1987.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2003.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1980.

Tom Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Eight major championship wins.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1988.
Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1984.

Vida Blue

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1990. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Cy Young Award 1971.

Willie Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback.
Team:Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012.

Willie Mays

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Howard Mays Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Say Hey Kid
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball teams:Retired with a lifetime batting average of .302 and 660 home runs.
California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1979.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980. San Francisco Giants 2008.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Roberto Clemente Award 1971.

Willie McCovey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willie Lee McCovey
Nickname(s):
Mac
Big Mac
Stretch
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base.
Team:Two years probation for tax charges. Pardoned 2017 by president Obama.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1986.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Hutch Award 1977.

Willie Shoemaker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Shoemaker
Also Known As:
Bill Shoemaker
Nickname(s):
The Shoe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jockey. Height 4' 11", weight 95 pounds. Won 11 Triple Crown races during his career.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1958.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Willie Stargell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1988.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Roberto Clemente Award 1974.
Babe Ruth Award 1979.
Hutch Award 1978.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1974.

Y.A. Tittle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Yelberton Abraham Tittle
Also Known As:
Y. A. Tittle
Nickname(s):
Yat
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, teams:Movie:New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1948.
49ers Hall of Fame 2009.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
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