Barry Bonds, Dusty Baker, Roger Maltbie, Jonny Moseley and Franklin Mieuli have been inducted into the 2015 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) at a recent enshrinement banquet held at a sold-out event for 800 in San Francisco. Elected by the local media members, the following outstanding athletes were honored for their athletic achievements and for their continued support for the Youth Sports in the Bay Area.
Barry Bonds – He played from 1986-2007, including with the Giants from 1993 to 2007. Considered one of the best players in history with 14 All-Star appearances – seven time MVP and eight Gold Glove awards. Finished his career with 763 home runs with 73 in one season, both MLB records.
Dusty Baker – He played 19 years in the majors including one with the Giants and two with the Athletics. Played on the All-Star team in 1981 and 1982 and three winning League Championships (77-78-81) and the World Series team in 1981. Managed 20 years in the majors, including the Giants from 1993-2003. The Giants won division titles in 1997 and 2000 with Baker winning Manager of the Year in both of those years.
Roger Maltbie – He grew up in San Jose and attended James Lick High School and San Jose State University. Northern California State Amateur champion in 1971. Five wins on the PGA tour including the Memorial Tournament in 1975. Key member of NBC’s golf coverage since 1992.
Jonny Moseley – He attended Branson School in Ross and UC Berkeley. Gold medalist in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. World Cup Mogul Skiing title with nine wins and the U.S. National title.
Franklin Mieuli – One of the Bay Area’s most colorful franchise owners, known primarily for his 23 year ownership of the Golden State Warriors. During his tenure, the Warriors made the playoffs ten times, reaching the Championship series three times and winning it all for the only League Championship in 1975.
The BASHOF annual Enshrinement Banquet is the biggest sports related celebration gathering in the Bay Area and each year is attended by Bay Area sports teams, numerous sports celebrities, well-known media, business executives and sponsors, whose generous support is very vital for kids in the Bay Area through the BASHOF Youth Fund and Scholarships.
With the motto of Helping Kids Play Sports, BASHOF has donated close to four million dollars to over 600 Youth Sports organizations in the Bay Area.
“Helping thousands of kids be involved in sports and keeping them active through athletics helps develop many valuable skills and lessons,” says Kevin O’Brien, BASHOF’s President and CEO. “The current and the past inductees would all agree that involvement in sports had a positive impact on their lives.”
The 2015 honorees are joining 155 women and men who have been inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame for the past 36 years. Joe Montana, Donna de Varona, Al Attles, Willie Mays, Brian Boitano, Julie Inkster, Dwight Clark, Bruce Jenner, Billie Jean King, John Madden, Willie McCovey, John McEnroe, Jerry Rice, Mark Spitz, Bill Walsh and Kristy Yamaguchi are just some of the greatest sports figures of all time featured on the roster of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinees.
Congratulations Barry Bonds, Dusty Baker, Roger Maltbie, Jonny Moseley and Franklin Mieuli and his family. The kids of BASHOF thank you. To learn more about the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame visit www.bashof.org
Lina Broydo immigrated from Russia, then the Soviet Union, to Israel where she was educated and got married. After working at the University in Birmingham, England she and her husband immigrated to the United States. She lives in Los Altos Hills, CA and writes about travel, art, style, entertainment, and sports. She hardly cooks or bakes, with no borsch or piroshky on her home cooking menu. Therefore, she makes reservations and enjoys dining out, mostly sushi.
By Lina Broydo