'Peanut Man' to speak in Downey

DOWNEY - Roger Owens, affectionately known as "The Peanut Man" for his 50 years as a peanut vendor at Dodger Stadium, will speak Feb. 9 at Los Amigos Country Club.Owens will be the featured speaker of the Downey Christian Women's Club regular meeting. Owens began working for the Dodgers as a peanut vendor at the Coliseum from 1958-61, while Dodger Stadium was still under construction. He is known for his behind-the-back, under-the-leg and two-at-a-time passes, to customers up to 30 rows away. "The Perfect Pitch: the Biography of Roger Owens" was published in 2004. The meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. and is open to the public, including men. Admission is $13 and includes a buffet lunch. RSVP by calling Sonja at (562) 862-4347.

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41