gained notoriety during the Cincinnati Reds’ 1990 World Series championship
season when he was part of the teams’ “Nasty Boys” bullpen along with Rob Dibble and Randy
Myers. The left-hander pitched 13 seasons in the major league, through 2001, played for six teams,
and was selected for the MLB All-Star game in 1992. A Madison High School and Rice University
graduate, Charlton posted 97 career saves and was tough in the playoffs, sporting a 3-1 record with a
1.09 ERA. In the 1990 postseason, he went 1-1 and allowed one earned run in six innings for the
world champion Reds. In 1995, he struck out nine batters in six innings to help the Seattle Mariners
upset the New York Yankees in the AL division series.
won the British Amateur Championship in 1955, the only Texas golfer to do so.
He was San Antonio City Amateur champion in 1950 and 1956. His numerous titles also include
back-to-back Southern Amateur Championships (1953-54), the Mexican National Amateur (1951),
and the Texas Amateur title (1951). In four years at North Texas State, he only lost one match.
Match play was his forte. In 1954 and 1956, Conrad competed in the America’s Cup International
matches, and was on the U.S. Walker Cup team in 1955. San Antonio native Conrad was inducted
into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1997.
was one of the nation’s leading women’s basketball coaches, guiding Team USA
to a world championship in 1998, and to a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. Her coaching career
also included one season at Purdue, where she was national coach of the year, and eight seasons at
Auburn, where she won the SEC Championship in 2008-09 and the Tigers had the best record in
school history (30-4). She was named SEC coach of the year and national coach of the year that
season. Fortner was a standout athlete at New Braunfels High School and went on to play for the
University of Texas in basketball and volleyball. As a starter, the basketball team compiled a 127-26
record in her four seasons, and she led Texas to its first national ranking in women’s basketball.
Fortner also played for the Longhorn volleyball team, where, as a middle hitter, she helped lead the
team to the 1981 AIAW National Championship.
was a 6’ 9” forward in the ABA and NBA, enjoying the best years of his
career in San Antonio playing alongside George Gervin. In each of the four seasons they were
teammates after the ABA-NBA merger, both averaged at least 20 points per game. Kenon led the
team in rebounds each of his five seasons with the Spurs and was the top player in steals in 1979. In
1976, against Kansas City, he had 11 steals, an NBA record that still stands. In his last game with
the Spurs, Kenon scored 51 points. Over five seasons with the Spurs, he averaged 21.2 points and
10.1 rebounds, leading in rebounds each season. He played for five teams in seven seasons and
played in five All-Star games (three ABA and two NBA).
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was CEO of Southwestern Bell (now AT&T) in 1992 when the Fortune
500 Company moved to San Antonio, resulting in a dramatic and long-lasting impact on the local
sports scene. His indelible stamp on the city includes being part of the ownership group that bought
the Spurs and pledged to keep the team in San Antonio; ensuring that San Antonio would be a
significant annual stop on the PGA Champions Tour through a title sponsorship; acquiring naming
rights for the SBC/AT&T Center, guaranteeing the Spurs would remain in San Antonio while boosting
attendance and scholarships for the Stock Show & Rodeo; and coming to the rescue of stalled
negotiations with the PGA Tour by announcing AT&T would purchase naming rights to two worldclass golf courses, which now host the AT&T Championship and the Valero Texas Open.