Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Sept. 11


Courtesy Baltimore Orioles

Colton High alum Rich Dauer played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1976-1985, winning a World Series title in 1983.

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.

Of the many talented baseball players who have graced the diamond at Colton High School, few have been as successful as Rich Dauer. After graduating from CHS in 1970, Dauer attended USC, then signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He played his first full major league season in 1977. In 1978, he set an American League record with 86 consecutive errorless games at second base. His success as a player was capped off with a World Series ring with the Orioles in 1983. Dauer would go on to have future success as a baseball manager and coach, first with the San Bernardino Spirit in the minor leagues, then as a first base coach for the Cleveland Indians. He was so beloved by the Colton community, a park on Torrey Pines Drive was named after him.