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Library hosts talk on local baseball history

The community is invited to a panel discussion on “Mexican American Baseball in the Pomona Valley” on Saturday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker and moderator, Cal Poly Pomona professor Richard Santillan, is the author of a nonfiction book of the same name.

The panel will be comprised of Pomona valley locals who played in the segregated Mexican baseball leagues from the 1930s to the 1970s. These include Ray “Tyke” Sevilla, who captained and quarterbacked the CHS football team to a 1958 CIF championship. The panel will also discuss growing up in Arbol Verde, Claremont’s oldest continuous neighborhood.

The talk, suitable for all ages, will be held at the Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. For information, call (909) 621-4902.

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