1990

Fred Biletnikoff
Fred Biletnikoff
Fred Biletnikoff joined the Oakland Raiders in 1965, after being selected All-American Flanker at Florida State in 1964. In 14 seasons with the Raiders, he was selected All-Pro 4 times. He gained 100 or more yards 21 times, led the NFL in receptions with 61 in 1971 and the AFC with 58 in 1972. Selected MVP in 1977 Super Bowl Raider victory over Minnesota, he was elected to Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Orlando Cepeda
Orlando Cepeda
Orlando Cepeda joined the San Francisco Giants as a rookie in 1958 and was selected to the All-Rookie Team. He batted .307 in his seven seasons as a Giant and led the NL in home runs (46) and RBIs (142) in 1961. Selected to the 1963 All-Star Team, he played 17 years in the major leagues, with a .297 batting average. He received the MVP award in 1967 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: AT&T Park
Jim "Catfish" Hunter
Jim "Catfish" Hunter
Catfish Hunter came to Oakland in 1968 with the Kansas City A’s. In seven seasons with the Oakland A’s, he played in three World Series. His World Series record was 4-0, with one save. With the A’s, he bettered 20 wins five times, topped by 25-12 in 1974 and 23-14 in 1975. In 1972 (21-7) and 1973 (21-5), he led the league in percentage of victories. He had a perfect game no-hitter, May 8, 1968, and was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1987.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson played his entire career with the 49ers, from 1961 to 1976. Prior to that, in1960, he was selected as a Track & Field All-American at UCLA. Elected All-Pro four times and to the Pro Bowl five times, he led the 49ers in career interceptions, with 47 for 615 return yards. He was selected by his teammates for the Len Eshmont Award as the team’s most inspirational player for both the 1965 and the 1975 seasons.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park
Tony Lema
Tony Lema
Born in Oakland, Tony Lema had a meteoric golf career that ended in the fatal crash of a private plane in 1966. He was just 32 years old. From 1962-1966, he won 10 tour events, was second 11 times, and was third 4 times. He won the British Open in 1964 and was a member of the 1963 and 1965 Ryder Cup Team. His five victories in 1964 topped those of Jack Nicklaus (4), Arnold Palmer (4) and Gary Player (2).
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: San Leandro Golf Course
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