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 Wednesday 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. Admission is $13 and includes a buffet lunch. RSVP b y calling Sonja at (562) 862-4347 or Alta at (562) 868-7433.

********** Published: February 03, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 42