Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Peoria, Illinois: Library to Present Program about Ernest Westfield, All Star Negro Leagues Pitcher

PEKIN - A program on Ernest Westfield, a pitcher in the Negro League, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pekin Public Library to honor Black History Month.

During his time playing in the Chicago Cubs' farm system, Westfield played against 34 future Major League ballplayers. He also was starting pitcher at Chicago's Comiskey Park in the last East-West All-Star Game in 1960.

Now retired, Westfield lives in Champaign and travels to give lectures about the Negro League.

The program is free and open to the public. [click here for full story]

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