Galileo to unveil sports hall of fame on Saturday

By Bonta Hill

Saturday is going to be a memorable one for those associated with Galileo Academy of Science and Technology.

The school public located near Fisherman’s Wharf is hosting Berean Christian of Walnut Creek in football at 1 p.m., but that’s just the appetizer to a full day of celebration.

Galileo is celebrating its 90th anniversary by unveiling the Galileo Sports Hall of Fame and the new Hall of Merit.

“There is excitement by the student body, alumni, PTSA and faculty [for this event],” said Galileo Associated Student Body Advisor Eugene Wing.

The Galileo Sports Hall of Fame will have 252 inductees, and some very high-profile names to boot.

New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio and his brother Dom DiMaggio headline the list. Also included will be 1948 Olympic gold medal winners Ann Curtis Cuneo and Patty Elsner Homan, former Cal All-American wide receiver Bobby Shaw, and former Oakland A’s owner Walter Haas Jr.

It’s a mystery as to who will be present from the past, but Wing is expecting “around 1,000 people” to be in attendance.

“[We] will not know who will show up for the Hall of Fame until this Saturday,” Wing said. “[However], it’ll be a great day to show out school pride.”

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  1. Observer says:

    No OJ?

    I understand why they don’t want his name on the football field but I’m sorry, he should be in the hall of fame. Regardless of what he did he’s still arguably the best athlete to ever come out of the city.

    He’s in the NFL hall of fame on the first ballot but is not good enough to be in the Gal HOF?

  2. D says:

    Joe DiMaggio never even played high school ball. He dropped out

  3. Bonta Hill says:

    I never heard of Joe DiMaggio playing baseball at Galileo either, but for some reason, he and his brother are listed in their hall of fame….

    As for O.J., it sucks that possibly the greatest athlete out of San Francisco can’t get mentioned due to what he’s been associated with. Unfortunate situation.

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