Museum Homepage

The San Mateo County Historical Association
Online Collections Database

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery
of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County.

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2009.030.180
Description Plaque commemorating Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne of Burlingame High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes images of the Van Alstyne brothers and a brief biography: "Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne became one of San Mateo County's most athletically gifted brother acts in the 1940s and early 1950s. Both were three-sport stars who attended Burlingame High School and Menlo College. Bruce, a year younger than Byron, played football at Stanford as an end and linebacker He participated in the 1951 East-West Shrine Game. He turned down a chance to play pro football. Byron, a guard, went on to play basketball at USC. Both brothers served in the U.S. Navy."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 5, 2001
Inscription Text "ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and black sticker on bottom back center, complete with locations, phone numbers and website information).
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo County Times
Burlingame High School
Basketball
Football
USC
Stanford University
Van Alstyne, Bruce
Van Alstyne, Byron
Subjects Sports
Awards
Football players
Basketball players
People Van Alstyne, Byron
Van Alstyne, Bruce