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Catalog Number 2012.009.010
Description Warren Smith Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Plaque commemorating Warren (Locomotive) Smith of Hoitt's School being inducted into Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by The San Mateo County/ Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, on June 13, 2012. Plaque includes image of Smith and a brief biography: "Near the close of the 19th century, he was regarded as a man among boys. At Hoitt's School in Burlingame, he excelled in all sports, becoming the California state Player of the Year in both football and track and field in 1897. At U.C. Berkeley, he lettered in three sports. At one point in his illustrious career, he was regarded as the top halfback on the West Coast. He led the Golden Bears to their first two football victories over Stanford in 1898 and 1899. He was the captain of Cal's football and baseball teams and scored points for the track and field teams in the hammer throw as well. Later, he became the head football coach at the University of Oregon." Plaque is wood with an acrylic label attached to front with four screws, one in each corner. Wood has a hole in center top, as well as two grooves on back (one on the left and one on top below the hole), for mounting.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Warren Smith Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 13, 2012
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / /" (silver sticker on back of plaque)
Provenance Sponsored by: The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
In cooperation with: San Mateo County Event Center
Media Sponsor: The San Francisco Examiner
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-0.75 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo County
San Mateo County - Schools
Hoitt School
Smith, Warren
Subjects Sports
People Smith, Warren