World War II threw farmer’s career for curve

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Len Santi, whose baseball career was interrupted by the draft, holds a baseball with signatures from the Clovis Pioneers of the now-defunct West Texas-New Mexico league. The ex-catcher said he was a line-drive hitter. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Len Santi had a chance to be a professional baseball player, but […]

One of Cannon’s first airmen now a 62-year Clovis resident

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Clovis resident Len Santi was one of the first airmen to be stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in the 1940s. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Like many Clovis residents, Len Santi came to town with the Air Force. In fact, he was one of the first 150 […]

Meeting Hope: Readers share memories of Bob Hope

By Jack King By Jack King CNJ STAFF WRITER jack_king@link.freedom.com Like millions of other members of the Armed Forces, several Clovis residents remember seeing Bob Hope at different times in his almost 60-year career of entertaining troops. Longtime Clovis resident Len Santi said the comedian, who died on Sunday at age 100, came through the […]