Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Sept. 15


Courtesy Bleed Cubbie Blue

Ken Hubbs is a Colton High School legend. He played three seasons with the Chicago Cubs before dying tragically in a plane crash.

Bob Speck, Andy Markus

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.

Ken Hubbs is a giant in the Colton Community. During his time as a student at Colton High, Hubbs excelled at every sport, was ASB President, and an exceptional scholar.

After graduating in 1959, he could have attended every university in the USA, but chose to play professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs. In 1962, he won the Golden Glove and Rookie of the Year honors for his remarkable play at second base, playing 78 games without an error.

Hubbs’ career with the Cubs only lasted three seasons when his life was cut short after he died in a tragic plane crash in February, 1964. He was 22-years old.

Ken Hubbs is remembered every day at Colton High School when students use the facilities at the Ken Hubbs Gymnasium.