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Catalog Number 2015.016.009
Description Plaque commemorating Peter V. Ueberroth of Burlingame High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on July 23, 2015. The plaque is silver acrylic mounted with golden screws onto a dark wooden base. Plaque includes image of Ueberroth wearing a dark blue suit coat with a light blue shirt underneath. His arms are folded, he is wearing a wristwatch and is facing the camera. A brief biography is also on the front, "It is safe to state that no one from the Peninsula has a stronger resume in sports / administration than Peter Ueberroth. His body of work is staggering. A former swimmer / and water polo player, he grew up in Burlingame, attended Burlingame High School / and wound up graduating from Fremont High School. At San Jose State, Peter led / the Spartan water polo team in goals in 1958. A prominent businessman, he was / tasked with directing and managing the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Peter / then became Commissioner of Major League Baseball and performed that job for five / years. He was Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2008. He was / named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1984." The front of the plaque also has the Sports Hall of Fame logo as well as sponsoring information. The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Peter V. Ueberroth San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2015
Date July 23, 2015
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "2015 Peninsula Sports / HALL / OF / FAME" (text on front left upper corner); "PETER V. UEBERROTH / BURLINGAME HIGH SCHOOL / Inducted July 23, 2015" (text on front middle); additional text on front includes biography; "SPONSORED BY / San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau / IN COOPERATION WITH / San Mateo County Event Center / PRESENTING SPONSOR / San Mateo Daily Journal" (text on front lower middle); "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards" (silver oval sticker with black text on back complete with location, address and contact information)
Provenance Sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
Notes "Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive. He served as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989. He was recently the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee; he was replaced by Larry Probst in October 2008."

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ueberroth]


"It is safe to state that no one from the Peninsula has a stronger resume in sports administration than Peter Ueberroth. His body of work is staggering. A former swimmer and water polo player, he grew up in Burlingame, attended Burlingame High School and wound up graduating from Fremont High School. At San Jose State, Peter led the Spartan water polo team in goals in 1958. A prominent businessman, he was tasked with directing and managing the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Peter then became Commissioner of Major League Baseball and performed that job for five years. He was Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2008. He was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1984."

[San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame]
Dimensions H-1.2 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Baseball
Baseball, Major League
Burlingame High School
Memorabilia
Olympics
San Jose State University
Sports
Ueberroth, Peter Victor
Subjects Baseball
Burlingame
Memorabilia
Sports
People Ueberroth, Peter Victor