Lou Spadia, founder of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and a former president of the 49ers, has died. He was 92.

Spadia created the Bay Area hall -- known as BASHOF -- in 1979, after leaving the 49ers. The first enshrinement was held in 1980 with the inductees being Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Hank Luisetti and Ernie Nevers.

A San Francisco native, Spadia served as president and CEO of BASHOF until 2003, and he served as chairman emeritus until his death on Sunday. He died in San Francisco of natural causes.

Spadia spent 33 years working for the 49ers, starting as an office boy in 1946 and becoming team president in 1967.

Tweeted 49ers owner Jed York: "Lost a member of the @49ers family last night. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Spadia family. Lou will be missed."

A funeral service is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City.

College baseball

Stanford (1-2) plays its home opener Tuesday when it hosts Cal (3-0) at 5:30 p.m. at Sunken Diamond. The schools split four regular-season meetings in 2012, though the Bears took the three-game Pac-12 series.

  • Santa Clara dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 5-4 loss to Cal Poly (4-0) at Schott Stadium on Monday. The Broncos' Tommy Nance made his first start of the season and went four shutout innings while allowing three hits and a walk with two strikeouts while working on a pitch count. Greg Harisis went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored while Casey Munoz went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

    Horse racing

    Seven-year-old Gallant Son charged from off the pace to post a 11/4-length victory in the $50,450 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in Albany.

    Ridden for the first time by jockey Julien Couton, Gallant Son came from seventh in a field of nine to win the six-furlong sprint for older horses in an impressive 1:09.18.

    Moonshine Bay took second by three-quarters of a length over Shrug.

    Gallant Son had already won stakes at Emerald Downs in Washington and at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park in Southern California.

    Gallant Son chalked up his seventh career stakes victory. He is trained by Frank Lucarelli.

    Gallant Son had been winless in his previous seven starts since capturing the 2011 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap, a six-furlong turf race at Hollywood Park.