Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Sept. 10, 2021


Courtesy Colton High Archives

Camilo Carreon, shown here in his Chicago White Sox uniform, played eight seasons in the major leagues from 1959-1966.

Alexander Sanchez, Pepper Bough Staff Writer

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

In 1953 a talented baseball player played for Colton High named Camilo Carreon. Carreon was an all-around man on the infield. During one of his games, he played with two fractured ribs and broken collarbone. Years later, in the early 1960’s, he played catcher in the major leagues for the Chicago White Sox.