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Final round: Who is the most famous Sacramentan? Vote now for one of these two people

Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Bretón has mused about the rich history of famous people from Sacramento who have risen to prominence in a variety of fields, and has selected 13, his Dusty Baker Dozen.

He set his parameters – basically, born, raised and attended high school here, with some exceptions.

We often debate who qualifies as a true Sacramentan. Sam Elliott, no, left at a young age. Pat Morita, no, was born in Isleton. Tom Hanks, just passed through. Joan Didion, you bet.

So here’s your chance to decide. We have set up an arbitrary bracket of 32 movers and shakers with Sacramento roots. As with any list, slights and omissions and “qualifications” are part of the game, so Tesla, Jack Gallagher, Cake, Brie Larson and Adrienne Barbeau fans, we didn’t forget you, we just had to pare down the list.

As for the exceptions, this is Marcos’ list, he made the call. Then we gave you the chance to vote. Thousands of votes later, you’ve cut his list from 32 to two.

So here’s the choice: The most famous Sacramentan is either former baseball player and manager Dusty Baker or former U.S. Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy. You make the call.

Voting for the final round ends Sunday night. Come back Monday to find out the winner.

VOTE HERE

Make your choices in the final contest and then click the button at the bottom.

Famous Faceoff

Who do you think is the most famous Sacramentan? Here's a look at our bracket so far.

Round 1
Sept. 19-23
Fun & games
  • Dusty BakerFormer MLB player and manager
  • Larry BowaFormer MLB player and manager
  • Derek LeeFormer MLB player
  • Greg VaughnFormer MLB player
  • John McNamaraFormer MLB manager
  • Debbie MeyerOlympic swimmer
  • Rhys HoskinsMLB player
  • Tony LopezFormer boxer
Screen gems
  • Greta GerwigActress, writer, director
  • Lisa LingTV personality
  • Channing DungeyTV executive
  • Lester HoltTV news anchor
  • Joan LundenTV personality
  • LeVar BurtonActor
  • Jessica ChastainActress
  • Max Baer Jr.Actor
Round 2
Sept 24-25
  • Dusty Baker
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Debbie Meyer 
  • Tony Lopez 
  • Greta Gerwig 
  • Lester Holt 
  • LeVar Burton 
  • Jessica Chastain 
Round 3
Sept 26-30
  • Dusty Baker 
  • Debbie Meyer 
  • Lester Holt 
  • LeVar Burton 
semifinals
Oct 1-2
  • Dusty Baker 
  • Joan Didion 
championship
Oct 3-6
  • Dusty Baker 
  • Anthony Kennedy 
semifinals
Oct 1-2
  • Lester Holt 
  • Anthony Kennedy 
Round 3
Sept 26-30
  • Joan Didion 
  • Cornel West 
  • Russ Solomon 
  • Anthony Kennedy 
Round 2
Sept 24-25
  • Joan Didion 
  • Wayne Thiebaud 
  • Cornel West 
  • Timothy B. Schmit 
  • Russ Solomon 
  • Kevin Johnson 
  • Eleni Kounalakis 
  • Anthony Kennedy 
Round 1
Sept 19-23
Express yourselves
  • Joan DidionAuthor
  • Richard RodriguezAuthor
  • Wayne ThiebaudArtist
  • Herb CaenColumnist
  • Cornel WestProfessor
  • Ward ConnerlyAdvocate
  • Chino MorenoDeftones
  • Timothy B. SchmitEagles
The towers of power
  • Russ SolomonTower Records
  • Hiram JohnsonGovernor
  • Tani Cantil-SakauyeJudge
  • Kevin JohnsonFormer mayor and NBA player
  • John MossCongressman
  • Eleni KounalakisLt. Governor
  • Anthony KennedyFormer Supreme Court Justice
  • Xavier BecerraCalifornia Attorney General
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