THE BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCE THE INDUCTEE CLASS OF 2020

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THE BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND THE SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCE THE INDUCTEE CLASS OF 2020

12 February 2020 – San Francisco, CA – The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce are proud to jointly announce the selection of the 2020 inductee class. The inductees will be honored at the 41st Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

We are very honored to present the following inductees for 2020:

  • Bruce Bochy (Baseball)
  • Paul Cayard (Sailing)
  • Natalie Coughlin (Swimming)
  • Rickey Henderson (Baseball)
  • Bryant Young (Football)

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce are joining their organizations to propel the Hall of Fame into its next decade of meaningful work. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame is committed to honoring and celebrating the outstanding athletic achievement of Bay Area athletes.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am extremely excited about the 2020 class of honorees and look forward to celebrating their contributions to the Bay Area community on the evening of May 11,”, said Mario Alioto, BASHOF Board Chairman.

Rodney Fong, President and CEO of The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce stated: “The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is excited to work even more closely together with BASHOF after years of partnership. Together we can take the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame to another level. There’s a great future ahead!”

About Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame:

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that began in 1979 with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Sports Committee and Lou Spadia, former president of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 41st year and adhering to its goal of honoring local athletic legends in the name of benefiting youth sports, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame has donated over $4 million to over 600 youth sports programs in the Bay Area since inception.

Organizations that will be the recipients of funds raised from this year’s banquet will be announced in the near future.

About San Francisco Chamber of Commerce:

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce represents over a thousand local businesses in the City, ranging from small legacy restaurants to large innovation companies. Over 80% of SF Chamber members are small, locally owned businesses. The SF Chamber advocates for a progressive economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the City.

Learn more at www.sfchamber.com.

About the 2020 Inductee Class:

  • Bruce Bochy – Former MLB player with the Astros – Mets – Padres. Manager of the Padres(1995-2006) – Manager of the SF Giants (2007-2019). NL pennant with the Padres in 1998.World Series Champion with the Giants (2010-2012-2014). 2,003 wins as a Manager.
  • Paul Cayard – San Francisco native. Graduated from San Francisco State. 7 Time World Champion, 2 Time Olympian (1984 & 2004), 1st American to Win the Round the World Race. Participated in the America’s Cup. Currently Chairman of the St. Francis Yacht Club.
  • Natalie Coughlin – Twelve-time Olympic medalist, while attending the University of California, Berkeley, she became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke (long course) in less than one minute – ten days before her 20th birthday in 2002. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad, and the first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Her total of twelve Olympic medals ties her with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most all-time medals be a female swimmer.
  • Ricky Henderson – Four tenures with the Oakland A’s. Graduated from Oakland Tech HS. 10x All-Star – 2x World Series Champion. AL MVP (1990. 1,406 Stolen Bases). Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Bryant Young – SF 49er Defensive Lineman (1994-1997). Super Bowl XXIX Champion. 4x Pro Bowl. First Team All-Pro (1996). NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1999). First team All-America (1993).