1991

John Madden
John Madden
John Madden played football and baseball at Jefferson High School in Daly City. A tackle at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but his career ended with injury in his first season. He coached at Hancock Junior College and San Diego State, then joined the Oakland Raiders as assistant coach in 1967. In 1969, at age 33, he became the youngest coach in the NFL. He won 112 games in 11 seasons, including one Super Bowl and eight seasons in playoffs.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Plaque location: BASHOF
Billy Martin
Billy Martin
Billy Martin was born and raised in Berkeley. After graduating from Berkeley High, he signed with the Oakland Oaks in 1946. In 1950, he was sold to the New York Yankees, where in six seasons, he played in five World Series, batting .333. He retired after 11 seasons playing with Kansas City, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Minnesota. He later managed Minnesota, Detroit, Texas, Oakland and the New York Yankees, and led his teams to five play-offs and two World Series, winning the Series in 1977.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan
Raised in Oakland, where he attended Castlemont High School, Joe Morgan attended Merritt College for one year. He joined Houston in 1961. After playing in the minor leagues, he became a regular in 1965. He was traded to Cincinnati in 1972 ,where he won five Gold Gloves. He played in four World Series 1972-75-76 with Cincinnati and one with Philadelphia in 1983. He spent a total of 22 years in the major leagues with Houston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Oakland and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Bob St. Clair
Bob St. Clair
Born and raised in San Francisco, Bob St. Clair starred at Polytechnic High School and the University of San Francisco. He played his final year at Tulsa University, then played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1953 to1964. He was the Len Eshmont award winner in 1963, singled out as the most inspirational player. St. Clair was selected five times for Pro Bowl and was All-Pro three years. He also served as mayor of Daly City from1960 to 1961. He was elected Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
Plaque location: University of San Francisco
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