John Wayne watched the Toros from the dugout on June 20, 1970. The actor was a special guest that night. The Toros won 11-8.


John Wayne and Toros. Roll # 14-20-Kenworthy and peabody two avids threaten Goliath Wayne with bats and banjo. Roll #2- Wayne in Toros dugout. June 20 1970. Tucson Citizen file photo. Tucson Citizen photo by Gary Gaynor From the published cutline: Oscar winner John Wayne looks right in character for a role as a baseball manager in this scene from last night’s Pacific Coast League game between the Tucson Toros and Portland Beavers at Hi Corbett Field. Wayne and banjo strummer Eddie Peabody were speical guest in the Toro dugout as 3,372 fans turned out for Shrine Night. The Toros treated The Dukes to a free-swinging come-from-behind victory 11-8. Tucson Citizen photos by Gary Gaynor