South San Francisco, CA July 22, 2023 Press Release
“Cradle of Champions” Chronicles the Peninsula’s Best
“Cradle of Champions,” a new book focusing on significant events, important figures and outstanding achievements in the history of San Mateo County athletics, is now available.
The book, which is sub-titled “A Selected History of San Mateo County Sports,” is authored by John Horgan, a career journalist who has spent 60 years writing about the county’s athletes, coaches, teams, administrators and others associated with competitive sports on the Peninsula and beyond.
“Cradle of Champions” features a trove of information in its 161 pages: 75 stories, 130 photos, 35 lists, 500 names, 40,000-plus words.
Those pages embrace copious statistics and data points involving a wide range of home-grown stars, including: Tom Brady, Tom Martinez, Wendy Brown, Bill Walsh, Mimi Arnold, John Naber, Pat Winslow Connolly, Dick Vermeil, Barry Bonds, Ann Kiyomura, Lynn Swann, Erik Van Dillen and a host of others.
The book, edited and published in concert with the San Mateo County Historical Association, also serves as a complement to the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, located at the county’s History Museum in downtown Redwood City.
A book-signing event is scheduled for Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at the museum, located at 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
“Cradle of Champions” is available for sale at the museum’s bookstore for $19.99. It can also be purchased online at https://historysmc.org/online-store (as of July 27). All proceeds benefit the museum.
Contact the museum at 650-299-0104 for more information.
San Mateo County Historical Association
Redwood City, CA 94063