Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 12


Floyd Brower, Class of 1950, led the Yellowjackets baseball team to a Citrus Belt League title.

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 1950, the Yellowjackets were the Citrus Belt League baseball champs. Ace starting pitchers Floyd Brower and Jack Lasby both racked up no-hitters for the team en route to a 13-4 record. After the season, Brower signed a Triple-A contract with the St. Louis Cardinals at the age of 17. He played minor league ball for the next six years, hopping around the California League.