1986

Harry Heilmann
Harry Heilmann
A native San Franciscan, Harry Heilmann attended Sacred Heart High School, and, at the age of 18, joined the Detroit Tigers. A star from the start, he played in the major leagues 13 seasons with time out for military service in World War I. He led the majors in batting in 1921-23-25 and 1927 with averages of .394, .403, .398 and .396. One of only five American Leaguers ever to hit over .400, he is in the top ten with the highest career averages in history: 342. He once made ten consecutive hits.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: Sacred Heart Cathedral Prepatory
K.C. Jones
K.C. Jones
A graduate of San Francisco’s Commerce High School, K.C. Jones was a member of the 1954-5 and 1955-6 University of San Francisco NCAA basketball champions. K.C. Jones is credited with revolutionizing the concept of defense in college basketball. Selected to the All-America team of 1956, he was also a member of the gold-medal-winning United States Olympic team of 1956. A star performer for the Boston Celtics dynasty, he won eight championships during his nine seasons, from 1958-59 to 1966-67.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: University of San Francisco
Jim Otto
Jim Otto
A member of the original Oakland Raiders, Jim Otto was the team's staring center for 307 consecutive professional football games, which established the NFL record for most consecutive games with a club. Perennial team captain, he twice won the Raider’s Gorman Award as the team’s most inspirational player. Otto performed for 15 seasons (1960-74) and was selected All-Pro in both the American Football League and the National Football League. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Fletcher "Joe the Jet" Joe Perry
Fletcher "Joe the Jet" Joe Perry
One of football’s greatest runners, Joe Perry was one of the National Football Leagues’ original 1,000 yard rushers in a 12 game season. Nicknamed "The Jet" because of his extraordinary quick start, he led the 49ers in rushing seven years in a row and eight out of ten. He was the first in the history of the NFL to carry the ball through two successive 1,000 yard seasons —1953-54. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969, his first year of eligibility.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park
Don Schollander
Don Schollander
A graduate of Santa Clara High School and a member of the 1964 Olympic team, Don Schollander was the first swimmer to win four gold medals. He added a fifth gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Winner of the 100 and 200-meter freestyle, he also swam a leg on the United States winning 400- and 800-meter freestyle relay team. Selected the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1964, he also received the Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s finest amateur athlete. At the age of 18, he was the youngest ever to gain this prestigious honor.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: Santa Clara International Swim Center
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