"From a Silver Past to a Golden Future - - We Honor Excellence" . . . For Thursday September 29, our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame continues our "Nifty Nine" Roll Call: El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Father/Son duo Member and Class of 1993 Honoree Enrique “Kiki” Melendez a Semi-Pro legend who was a 7X MVP, 19X All Star, 12X “Top Pitcher” and he declined a contract with the Texas Rangers; El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame’s only Father/Son/Son trio Member and Class of 1999 Honoree Epitacio “Tacho” Carrasco who turned down several professional baseball offers, founded the Socorro Cougars baseball team and led them to 10 League Championships in the 13 years he was a Player/Coach; Class of 2016 Honoree Eric Enders who wrote the first published writing about Jackie Robinson for the Austin American Statesman, worked for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, also worked as a free lance writer and Editor for MLB Properties, The New York Times, National Geographic, Variety, Yankees Magazine, Barnes and Noble and served as a consultant for the HBO Movie “61”, has also written for Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and HBO, has written more than 10 books on baseball and has been published in the MLB World Series program for 16 consecutive years, contracted to serve as a consultant on Latinos in Baseball and he is currently co-author on a new release titled Mexican American Baseball in West Texas and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Brother/Brother duo Member and Class of 2003 Honoree Ernest “Ernie” Barrueta the El Paso High School star who finished with a 23-5 record, 2X All District selection, averaged 13 strikeouts a game for his high school career with a 1.32 ERA and named to the school's All Decade Team ..."Thank You" for your continued support!
Thomas J. “Tommy” Carrillo
Raul Real y Vasquez
» Welcome to the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame: a 501(c)(3) “Non-Profit Tax Exempt Public Charity”
Bufe C. Morrison championed the idea of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. The stated purpose of the organization is “to honor individuals for outstanding performance over a substantial period of time in the sport of baseball in the El Paso Area. A reward for dedication, service or playing ability.”
The mission of the organization is found in its commitment to honoring and fostering a love for the game of baseball and the people who make it great in El Paso.
Bufe C. Morrison served as the first President with Victor Fayant serving as Vice President and Leo Forti as Secretary.
Inaugural Board Members Ray Sanchez, Joe Divis, Mike Barrueta and Bufe C. Morrison continue their service to our organization.
Andy Cohen is designated as the first person to be inducted. The “Original Class” of inductees also included Syd Cohen, Joe C. Hague, William C. “Nemo” Herrera, Jim Paul, Leo Forti, Gonzalo “Chalo” Garcia, Alberto “Beto” Mendez, Jim Ochoa and Bob Ingram.
Robert “Bob” Osborne served as President in 2010 and 2011
Larry Hernandez served as President in 2012 and 2013
Fernado Grado served as President in 2014
Tommy Carrillo serves as President beginning January 1, 2015
» “Around the Horn”: 2017 is our 30th Anniversary
MEMBER UPDATE: (Send us your events, your birthdays, anniversaries, your honors, your updates so we can share with our Hall of Famers) – – hit the “Contact” link
“From a Silver Past to a Golden Future – – We honor Excellence”
A special “thank you” to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Past President and Class of 1990 Honoree Coach Bob Osborne for our slogan. Posted May 7, 2012
Hit the “Contact” tab at the top of our Home Page for information on Nominations for the Class of 2017
This past week we received 5,084 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday September 25, 2016. Last week we had 5,853 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday September 18. We set a new web site record with 11,318 hits in one week for the period ending Sunday January 24, 2016. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. Our web site reached 600,000 views on Sunday June 12, 2016 again approximately 3 and 1/2 months after reaching 500,000. Our web site reached 500,000 views on Saturday February 27, 2016 just 3 and 1/2 months after hitting 400,000. Our web site reached 400,000 views on Thursday November 12, 2015 just 9 months after reaching the 300,000 mark. “Thank You” to our Web Master Josh Rodgers for uploading our latest pictures and all photos onto our web site on a continuous basis since the inception in August 2010 of its launch. Updated September 25, 2016
“Happy Birthday” to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Director and Class of 1999 Honoree Manny Lopez on Tuesday September 20. Posted September 20, 2016
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors voted to honor our Founder and Inaugural President Bufe C. Morrison by naming the annual El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame “Senior Player of the Year Award” as a tribute to his contributions and ongoing support. Posted May 6, 2015
Effective Dec. 2, 2013, The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame has been granted exempt status from the Texas franchise tax and the sales and use tax as 501(c)(3) organization. The exemption does not extend to the hotel occupancy tax. Posted July 1, 2014
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that our application has been reviewed and accepted and is now registered as a 501(c)(3) “Non-Profit Tax Exempt Public Charity” in accordance with its Tax Code. All donations to our organization are tax deductible as designated by the IRS tax laws. A special “thank you” to our legal counsel Alan Gluth and our CPA Kirk Patterson for their guidance in our application and its process. Posted June 10, 2014
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame was proud to partner with Warner Brothers for a preview screening of the movie “42” about the legendary Jackie Robinson on Wednesday April 10. The City of El Paso declared Wednesday April 10 as “Jackie Robinson 42 Day”. The event completely sold out of all available seats. Posted April 10, 2013
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame wants to continue to include You in our communication. We ask that all of our Hall of Fame inductees send us your name, phone number and email address so that we may update our records. Thank you in advance. Any verifiable additions to “Inductee” bios are also welcome.
Please hit the “Contact” link at the top of our “Home Page” to send us your information or questions
» 2016 Banquet Post: HOF Celebrates an Epic Week
Our President Tom Carrillo leads the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame to an epic Banquet and Induction Week. Thank You Mr. President and Mrs. Becca Carrillo!
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame thanks our President Tom Carrillo who leads our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame to an epic Induction Week . . . The Boys Were Back in Town, hit our inductee video for President Tom Carrillo’s musical tribute to our Class of 2016 . . . Oh What A Night, Welcome to our Class of 2016 Inductees and Congratulations to our 2016 Honorees who were honored by a packed Sold Out Banquet Audience, over 100 players participating in a Charity Golf Event, a packed First Pitch gathering at the Chihuahuas Game, a packed Meet and Greet Welcome and our City of El Paso naming their week as El Paso City El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Week
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Hall of Fame events:
Tuesday July 26, 2016: City of El Paso honored our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame with a Proclamation and a City Council designation with an introduction of our Class of 2016 Honorees, click on the link below to read the article:
Wednesday August 3, 2016: “Meet and Greet” for the Class of 2016 Inductees and Honorees had a full house of attendees, thank you.
Thursday August 4, 2016: Game Day Event and recognition at Southwest University Ballpark watching a El Paso Chihuahuas Triple AAA Game in a reserved special seating section for over 100 Hall of Fame Members, Inductees, Honorees and their Families
Friday August 5, 2016: Our Third Annual El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Charity Golf Tournament with over 100 players at Painted Dunes Golf Course
Saturday August 6, 2016: El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Banquet took place at the Radisson Hotel by the Airport before a Sold out Audience.
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductees:
Our 2016 Honorees:
Nemo Herrera High School Coaches of the Year:
Jesse Munoz Americas High School
Angel Torres Faith Christian High School
Joe Hague High School Players of the Year:
Ivan Ulloa Eastlake High School
Pablo Gonzalez Faith Christian High School
Jacob Cubillos Americas High School
Syd and Andy Cohen Collegiate Players of the Year:
Joseph Camacho Alabama State University
Eder Erives Arizona State University
Youth Coach of the Year:
Bufe Morrison Senior Player of the Year:
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame showcases High School, College and our local baseball heroes in this dedicated space. High School players send us your future college plans and signings.
College players, we want your stats. El Paso players in the professional ranks send us updates on your progress.
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Congratulations to 5A All State Selections: Eastlake High School Arturo Sanchez and Ivan Ulloa and Riverside High School Aaron Samaniego
Congratulations to 6A All State Selections: Montwood High School Andrew Perez and Coronado High School Dominic Grissom
Congratulations to Americas High School and Texas Tech University Orlando Garcia the starting shortstop for the Red Raiders who competed in the 2016 NCAA College World Series
Congratulations to Joe Galindo New Mexico State and Montwood High School the 13th round pick of the San Diego Padres who became the first Ram to ever be drafted
Congratulations to Mike Bernal University of Arkansas and Hanks High School the 29th round pick of the San Francisco Giants
Congratulations to Joseph Camacho Alabama State University and Franklin High School who signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland A’s on Wednesday June 15, 2016. Camacho was earlier named as a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 Dick Howser Trophy as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Joseph was a Co-Collegiate Player of the Year selection by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. Alabama State earned an entry into the 2016 NCAA Baseball Playoffs.
Congratulations to Arizona State University and Montwood High School Pitcher Eder Erives for being selected as a 2016 Co-Collegiate Player of the Year by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Arizona State University and Franklin High School Pitcher Ryan Hingst who tossed a no-hitter during the regular season for the Sun Devils.
Texas Christian Athletic League State Champions – – Faith Christian Academy High School
Head Coach Angel Torres
Faith Christian finishes with a 26-2 record
6A District Champions Americas Trailblazers
Americas finishes its season with a school record for wins at 28-7
5A District Champions
1-5A Jefferson Silver Foxes
2-5A Eastlake Falcons
» “Touch ’em All” – – Our “Nifty 9 Roll Call” Began 9/9
Hit the “Hall of Fame Inductees” Home Plate on the top left side of our Home Page to view our 1988 through 2014 Hall of Fame classes
On January 1, 2016 our scrolling marquee began presentation of our “Class Roll Call” – – we present each class in sequence with its corresponding date of the month
On January 28, our “Roll Call” of annual classes will be complete as we present our twenty eighth and current 2015 Class of Inductees
We will conclude January with a “Roll Call” for all the 2015 Golf Tournament and Banquet Program Sponsors and Donors who generously supported our mission and helped make the event a “Grand Slam” and a listing of our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Past Presidents
On February 1, we began a presentation of our Inductees in alphabetical order by their first names each day of the month
On February 26, we concluded our Hall of Fame “Alphabet” roll call
On February 27, we began our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 2, we concluded our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 3, the third day of the third month of the year, we began our “Terrific 3 Roll Call” featuring 3 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On April 4, the fourth day of the fourth month of the year, we began our “Fab 4 Roll Call” featuring 4 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month of the year, we began our “Fantastic 5 Roll Call” featuring 5 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On June 6, the sixth day of the sixth month of the year, we began our “Super 6 Roll Call” featuring 6 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On July 7, the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, we began our “Sensational 7 Roll Call” featuring 7 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of the year, we began our “Exceptional 8 Roll Call” featuring 8 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On September 9, the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, we began our “Nifty 9 Roll Call” featuring 9 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On October 10, the tenth day of the tenth month of the year, we begin our “Top 10 Roll Call” featuring 10 members at a time on our scrolling marquee
On November 11, the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year, we begin our “Elite 11 Roll Call” featuring 11 members at a time on our marquee
On December 12, the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the year, we begin our “Diamond Dozen Roll Call” featuring 12 members at a time on our marquee
We have musical selections for our Home Page, Hall of Fame Inductees and Induction Banquet links
Hall of Fame Members:
Please note the intent of our web site is to be a fluid and evolving resource. Many of you were inducted before your “baseball journey” was concluded. If you would like to update your narrative please hit the “Contact” link above and send us an email. We will get in touch with You and gladly update your narratives.