This slide show is in response to one published just a couple of weeks ago titled: Tim Linsecum and the Most Popular Bay Area Sports Stars Ever.
After more than 50 years the Giants finally won the World Series, and the fans are delighted. We love these new stars of the team. Nonetheless, in the 50 year interim, and in the 100 years of contemporary sporting history, quite a few much beloved, and popular athletes have come out of the region.
This slideshow is my take, as a longtime resident, on the 25 most popular athletes of the region.