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    49ers’ Carmen Policy, Giants’ Matt Williams among BASHOF inductees

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Matt Williams (Baseball) is introduced with Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Roger Craig (NFL Hall of Fame), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service) and Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) with their plaques at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Matt Williams (Baseball) is introduced with Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Roger Craig (NFL Hall of Fame), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service) and Kerri Walsh Jennings

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Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Roger Craig (former 49ers), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) and Matt Williams (Baseball) pose before the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Roger Craig (former 49ers), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) and Matt Williams (Baseball) pose before the

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Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Jennings? attended Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose and later Stanford. Two NCAA National Championships ? 4 time 1st Team All American ? 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist.
Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Jennings?

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?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) and Matt Williams (Baseball) are honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Russell Baze (Horse Racing), Bill Cartwright (Basketball), ?Carmen Policy (Distinguished Service), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Volleyball) and Matt Williams (Baseball) are honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports

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Matt Williams (Baseball) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Williams played 17 years in the majors with 10 year with the San Francisco Giants. 5 time All Star ? 4 Gold Glove Awards ? NL Home Run Champion in 1994 ? NL RBI Champion in 1990 ? World Series Champion in 2001.
Matt Williams (Baseball) is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Williams played 17

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Russell Baze is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Russell Baze is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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Bill Cartwright (Basketball) ? 2 time NCAA All American for the University of San Francisco. USF?s all-time scoring leader. NBA All Star and 3 time NBA World Champion with the Chicago Bulls.is honored at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Bill Cartwright (Basketball) ? 2 time NCAA All American for the University of San Francisco. USF?s all-time scoring leader. NBA All Star and 3 time NBA World Champion with the Chicago Bulls.is honored at the

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Roger Craig, former 49ers, at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
Roger Craig, former 49ers, at the 38th Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Monday, April 24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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Matt Williams was a four- time All-Star for the Giants.
Matt Williams was a four- time All-Star for the Giants.

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Kevin O’Brien, president and CEO of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame speaks to Carmen Policy before the ceremony.
Kevin O’Brien, president and CEO of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame speaks to Carmen Policy before the ceremony.

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49ers’ Carmen Policy, Giants’ Matt Williams among BASHOF inductees

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Five of the most accomplished figures in Bay Area sports were bestowed an honor befitting their achievements Monday.

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame inducted former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, longtime Giants third baseman Matt Williams, jockey Russell Baze, Olympic gold-medal-winning volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and three-time NBA champion — and USF alum — Bill Cartwright into its ranks at the Westin St. Francis hotel.

Under a gilded, filagreed ceiling, the honorees were presented large bronze plaques bearing their likenesses and accomplishments, inscribed in paragraph form. They chatted with friends, family members and admirers, and they posed for pictures.

Policy, who served as vice president and counsel and then president and CEO during the 49ers’ last four Super Bowl wins,, expressed disbelief at his inclusion.

“I’m so excited. It is so uplifting, so gratifying that I’m going to accept it and enjoy it,” Policy said, “and however I got here, I’m going to say thank you and you can’t get rid of me now.”

Policy is the 11th man from the 49ers to be inducted into BASHOF, along with Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, Dwight Clark, Brent Jones and former owner Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.

The BASHOF is comprised of 170 Bay Area figures, including Joe DiMaggio, Billie Jean King, Barry Bonds and Helen Hull Jacobs.

“It feels incredible,” said Walsh Jennings, a Santa Clara native. “When I look at who I’m up here with, for people to believe that I’m in this category, it’s just really shocking to me.”

Walsh Jennings, 38, continues to play professionally and said she’s planning on competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Every honoree expressed gratitude to the Bay Area, whether he or she grew up here or was a fixture for a local team, like Williams.

“At the end of the day, it’s humbling,” said Williams, who earned four of his five career All-Star Game berths with the Giants. “It’s gratifying and, for me, it feels like home.”

Tacuma Roeback is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: troeback@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @TacumaRoe

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