Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry is the only player ever to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring. His name appears near the top of every all-time offensive list. He scored more than 25,000 points in his professional career and in four different seasons averaged more than 30 points. He was named to 12 All-Star teams, four All-NBA First Teams, and five All-ABA First Teams. Barry was a nearly unstoppable offensive juggernaut, a passionate competitor with an untempered desire to win. Rick captained the Golden State Warriors to an NBA Championship in 1975.
This Lodi, CA native is the current Miss California crown holder, beating out a field of 55 of our state's most polished women. She is a graduate of California Baptist University and lifelong singer. Her goal is "to encourage America’s youth to be brave and bold in pursuit of their passions and to accept one another as equal with the hope of improving the quality and compassion of our future workforce."
Craig Morton is a Super Bowl winning QB, but more importantly a former three year starter for the Cal Bears under Marv Leavy. He was a first round draft pick, played 17 seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Denver Broncos, where he remains in their Ring of Fame. He threw for 27,098 yards and 183 touchdowns in his NFL career.
A UCLA football and baseball player, Steve went on to a 15 year career as an NFL Quarterback for the Vikings, Steelers, 49ers, Chiefs, Packers, Rams, and Panthers. . He is a Super Bowl Champion (XXIV) with the SF 49ers and a Pro Bowler from his time with the KC Chiefs. Steve is an avid golfer and past particpant in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He resides with his family in Menlo Park.
This Guardsmen member and 95.7 The Game star has established himself as one of the most popular and entertaining sports radio hosts in the West. With over a decade of success hosting his local show in San Francisco, along with filling in for Jim Rome and cameos on many other national programs, Damon is a "must listen" for all Bay Area fans. Never one to play favorites, Damon’s insightful commentary and biting humor have engaged (and enraged) listeners in Northern California since 2005. A graduate of Indiana University, Damon lives with his wife in San Francisco.
Richard Francis Barry IV is a De La Salle alum and University of Kansas Jayhawks NCAA Champion. Scooter excelled both domestically and internationally (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, and Australia) during a 17 year professional career. He currently resides in the SF Bay Area.
Scott Ostler has been a sports columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle since 1991. He has covered five Olympics for The Chronicle, as well as one soccer World Cup and numerous World Series, Super Bowls and NBA Finals. Though he started in sports and is there now, Scott took a couple of side trips into the real world for The Chronicle. For three years he wrote a daily around-town column, and for one year, while still in sports, he wrote a weekly humorous commentary column. Scott has been voted California Sportswriter of the Year 13 times, including six times while at The Chronicle.
Tom FitzGerald has been the Stanford beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle since 2009 and has gone to a bowl game every year with the Cardinal football team. Among the many momentous games he has covered were the 49ers' victory over Dallas in the 1982 NFC Championship Game, which featured "The Catch'' by Dwight Clark, and the U.S. hockey team’s 1980 Olympic upset of the Soviet Union in Lake Placid, N.Y. At the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, he rode the bobsled run with members of the U.S. team for a first-person story.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County, Ann Killion has covered Bay Area sports for more than two decades. An award-winning columnist and a veteran of 11 Olympics, several World Cups and the Tour de France, Ann joined The Chronicle in 2012. Ann has worked for the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated. She is a New York Times best-selling author, having co-written "Solo: A Memoir of Hope" with soccer star Hope Solo,"Throw Like A Girl" with softball player Jennie Finch and two middle-grade books on soccer, “Champions of Women’s Soccer” and “Champions of Men’s Soccer.” She was named California Sportswriter of the Year in both 2014 and 2017. She has two children and lives in Mill Valley.
Bob Lee was a 14 year NFL Quarterback (and Punter) for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and LA Rams. He competed in three Super Bowls and won the 1969 NFL Championship. Not the only star in the family, Bob's son Zac is a former starting QB for the University of Nebraska and his daughter Jenna is an anchor for Fox News. Bob grew up going to 49ers games as a kid at Kezar Stadium.
Dennis O’Donnell is the Sports Director at KPIX 5. He is a multiple Northern California Emmy award winner including Emmys for his work as a sports anchor and feature reporter. O’Donnell joined the KPIX 5 News team in August 2000 and has been a fixture in Bay Area sports broadcasting since 1982, having covered every major Bay Area sports team in their respective championship. O’Donnell spent 13 seasons as the pre-season voice of the San Francisco 49ers and currently serves as the sideline reporter.
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Dr. Strudwick is in his 18th year as team physician for the Oakland Raiders. As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in injuries to the knee and shoulder, he has been the recipient of various awards recognizing his contribution to the community and to his patients including “America’s Top Orthopedist”, and “Most Compassionate Doctor.” He attended Brown University and then Medical School at the Howard University School of Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University Business School where he was President of his class.
After playing college football at Fresno State, the Oakland Raiders selected Gary Weaver in the 1973 NFL draft. He played linebacker and special teams from 1973-76 before moving to the Packers where he played five seasons. He played in the 1973-74 AFC Championship game and was the Packers Most Valuable Defensive Player in 1977. He led the Packers in tackles for three consecutive seasons. He has coached at five high schools, and is now an executive member of NFL Alumni Inc.
One of the most noteworthy and respected big-wave surfers, Jeff is famous for surfing Mavericks alone for 15 years before it was widely discovered by the surfing community. Labeled one of the "world's best big-wave riders" by Surfer Magazine in 1994, Clark has been featured in such films as Riding Giants and Adventures in Wild California. He is the only surfer in the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame. Jeff, along with Quicksilver, founded the annual Mavericks Surf Contest in 1998.
Joe is KTVU FOX 2's weekend sports anchor and also files reports from the locker room for "The Point After" post-game show.
Fonzi has called the play-by-play for the Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers pre-season games, and Cal football games. For eight years, he hosted the Cal Highlight Show. He has been honored by the San Francisco Press Club, and has received several UPI awards, two NorCal RTNDA awards, and an Emmy Award. A lifetime Northern California resident, Fonzi and his family reside in the East Bay.
Raymond Chester was selected in the first round of the 1970 NFL draft and became an instant star, winning NFL rookie of the year honors. He starred as a 4-time Pro Bowl Tight End and Super Bowl XV champion for the Silver and Black. An avid golfer, Chester was general manager of the Lake Chabot golf course for 20 years and is a current member of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
For the last 20 years, Sal has beeen an award-winning television news reporter for KTVU. He is currently the traffic anchor for the morning shows and a general assignment reporter for evening broadcasts. He is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. You might also recognize him from his famed cameo on NBC's Trauma as a news reporter.
This MLB alum starred for the Giants from 1995-2003. In 1999, he won the prestigious Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership. The Bluefields, Nicaragua native moved to Los Angeles with his parents when he was 12 years old. A .271 hitter over his Major League career, Benard hit the final Giants home run in the history of Candlestick Park. Benard was honored in 2011 with a bronze plaque on the Giants Wall of Fame, which lines the wall outside of AT&T Park.
A former Major League second baseman who played for the Giants from 1965-74, Fuentes also saw big league action with San Diego, Detroit and Oakland. The Havana, Cuba native was initially signed as an 18-year-old amateur before the start of the 1962 season and was the last baseball player signed directly out of Cuba before the United States embargo against Cuba. A .268 hitter over his 13-year career, he was voted the starting second baseman on the Dream Team for the Giants 25th Anniversary team by San Francisco fans in 1982. In 1997, "23" was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Maritza, reside in Reno, Nevada.
Dereck was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and joined the San Francisco Giants in 2018 as a starting pitcher. The right-hander established himself as one of the top NL rookies in 2018 after posting a record of 6-4 with an ERA of 2.81 in 21 games (19 starts). He struck out 89 batters while issuing 36 walks and allowing nine home runs. Rodriguez is the son of MLB Hall of Famer, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.
Austin was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2014 and joined the big league club in 2017. In 2018, the outfielder played in a career-best 74 games and set career-highs in doubles (six), RBI (23) and stolen bases (seven). Slater attended Stanford University and was an All Pac-12 First Team Outfielder in 2014.
An eight-year MLB veteran, Will established himself as one of the Giants' best relievers in 2018, posting a 2.55 ERA with a .194 opponents average and going 14-for-18 in save opportunities. He was named the 2018 Willie Mac award winner – an annual honor bestowed upon the most inspirational player on the team, as voted upon by Giants players, coaches, training staff, clubhouse staff and the fans.
Andrew was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 and will enter his second season as a pitcher for the club. In 2017, he was named a MILB.com Organization All-Star after combining for a 10-10 record and a 3.30 ERA in 26 games (24 starts) between double-A Richmond and triple-A Sacramento. In 2018, among NL rookie qualifiers, he ranked first in games started (29) and innings pitched (160.1ip), tied for fourth in wins (seven), fifth in strikeouts (130), seventh in opponents' batting average (.269) and ninth in ERA (4.49).
Dave Flemming is a nationally-celebrated sportscaster. Most known in the Bay Area for his play-by-play work for the San Francisco Giants, “Flemm” also covers NCAA football, basketball, and Monday Night Baseball on ESPN and NBA basketball on ESPN Radio. Flemming grew up in Alexandria, Virginia listening to current Giants partner Jon Miller call Baltimore Orioles games. In 2004, Flemming began his first full year as an announcer for the team, working with Miller, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow on San Francisco station KNBR and the Giants Radio Network. Dave is a Stanford graduate and lives in SF with his wife Jessica and three children.
A Cal Berkeley alum, Lavelle excelled in a six year NFL career, most notably with his time sent playing wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans. He is a Pac-10 award winner, in addition to being a Junior College All American with San Francisco City College. After his playing career Lavelle has spent time with his high school Alma Mater, Edison High School (Stockton) helping coach and run football operations.