San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Two Spartans

San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Ueberroth, Lambert

San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Two Spartans

Art Lambert (above) and Peter Ueberroth were inducted Nov. 9 (photos courtesy of the San Jose Sports Authority).

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

Two San Jose State alumni were among five athletes inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 9 at HP Pavilion.

Peter Ueberroth served as an Olympic leader and baseball commissioner. Art Lambert was an SJSU and Stanford water polo player and coach.

Other inductees this year included figure skaters Rudy Galindo and Kristi Yamaguchi, and Santa Clara University and NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini.

The 2011 Class brings the total number to 81 of South Bay sports figures in the hall of fame, which recognizes each honoree with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the concourse at HP Pavilion.

The annual induction is an event of the San Jose Sports Authority, San Jose Arena Authority, HP Pavilion Management/San Jose Sharks and the City of San José.

The event benefits Special Olympics Northern California and high school sports programs. Read more.