Ever wonder where your high school ranks compared to the rest of the East Bay?
Well, now you can find out. BANG-East Bay began a 25-part series on Tuesday, which will rank area high schools that historically have produced the best athletic talent. No. 1 was Oakland’s McClymonds High. No. 2 will appear on Wednesday.
The Warriors were the easy No. 1 choice, dominating the area in basketball in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Names like Paul Silas, a former NBA coach and 1960 grad of Mack, Bill Russell and Frank Robinson make Mack an athlete-producing machine.
Russell of course dominated on the court, winning 11 NBA crowns with the Boston Celtics. Frank Robinson was a basketball and baseball star at Mack. He was a Hall of Fame outfielder and became major league baseball’s first black manager.
Make sure to check out the series every Wednesday in any BANG-East Bay newspaper or online at insidebayarea.com. You will be sure to see some old names that bring up some old memories.
Oh, and you can gain bragging rights over your friends from rival schools. Have a player or school that you would like to bring to our attention? Think we completely blew it with Mack at No. 1? Let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.