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 2009.030.092
Description Plaque commemorating Charles Johnson being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Johnson and a brief biography: "Charles Johnson, a graduate of Sequoia High School in Redwood City, took his Peninsula basketball training to the ultimate. He played and often started on two NBA championship teams. / Johnson, at 5 foot 11, twice was named Most Valuable Player of the South Peninsula Athletic League while at Sequoia. He then went on to attend a play for the University of California at Berkeley where he won the Naismith Award, given annually to the best player in the U.S. under 6 feet in height, his senior year. / Johnson went to the Golden State Warriors of the NBA as a sixth-round draft choice, and his teams never had a losing season. He was part of a 1974-75 Golden Gate championship team which swept the Washington Bullets in four straight games. It was the first NBA crown in the Bay Area club's history. / The following year, his Warriors produced their best -ever record, winning 59 games. Traded to the Washington Bullets, he next was part of yet another professional titlist in 1977-78. It was the Bullets' first championship in 30 years."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Charles Johnson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 17, 1989
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially handcrafted, hand rubbed wood placques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc" (black and gold sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Sequoia High School
University of California Berkeley
Golden Gate Warriors
Johnson, Charles
Subjects Sports
Basketball players
People Johnson, Charles