Sport: Football, Baseball
Balboa’s outstanding senior athlete, Mike starred in football and baseball. A San Francisco native son, he was raised in Visitacion Valley and attended Luther Burbank Jr. High.
Football: 1st Team All-City guard in 1969, he grabbed 1st Team All-City honors in 1970 as a center & linebacker and was also named to the Coaches All-AAA team. His biggest honor was being selected 1st Team All-Bay Area & All West-Bay linebacker by the Examiner along with a Shrine Game nomination. A member of coach Archie Chagonjian’s All-Time Team.
Baseball: In 1971, Mike was 1st Team All-City catcher and “Player of the Year” by the Examiner & Chronicle and led the AAA with a .455 batting average.
Inducted into the Balboa Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986, he is a retired San Francisco Fire Fighter who received a Letter of Commendation for heroic actions.