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Robert “Bob” Osborne
Immediate Past President
Welcome to the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame; 1379 hits to our web site this past week
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, D Joe Williams 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 serves as President beginning January 1, 2012
“Around the Horn”: 2013 Nominations now being Accepted
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
Nominations for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are now being accepted and discussed. For a nomination form, please call (915)494-7710 or email EPHOF99@AOL.com. If you have a worthy candidate please don’t wait and get left out of consideration. Updated May 23, 2013
We have had two great El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Director meetings. On May 22, we had 26 Members hear two more nominations for the Class of 2013 and discussed our direction and initiatives for this year. Our third meeting will be Wednesday June 26 at the Judge Marquez Library starting at 5:27 PM. Updated May 23, 2013
Happy Anniversary to our Founder, Inaugural President and Class of 1990 Honored Inductee Bufe C. Morrison and his wife Mary who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 3, 2013. Posted May 3, 2013
Class of 2001 Honored Inductee Jimmy Melendez and Class of 2010 Honored Inductee Frank Del Toro were inducted into the 2013 Class of the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. Posted May 1, 2013
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
Our web site has reached 100,000 hits in less than 3 years, “thank you”. We had over 2500 views the week of our Banquet on October 3.
“From a Silver Past to a Golden Future – - We honor Excellence”
A special “thank you” to Coach Bob Osborne for our theme and slogan.
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. These updates are strictly for our use.
Please hit the “Contact” link at the top of our “Home Page” to send us your information or questions
» “In the Clubhouse” – - “Sold Out, Silver Anniversary Triumph”; 2013 Banquet Wednesday Oct. 2
“The Silver Anniversary Class of 2012″ celebrated its induction before a “sold out” audience on Wednesday October 3, 2012. 284 people joined us. Some came two hours before our event started. Our “sold out” Silver Anniversary Banquet was memorable for our Inductees, Honorees and their families thanks in part to the amazing show our Board of Directors and their spouses provided. Our Hall of Famers enjoyed a night of fellowship and memories. Our honorees got recognized for current accomplishments. Our Inductees got honored for lifetime accomplishments. It was a blend of the old and the new, the recent and the past and in the end that’s what makes the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Banquet special and unique. Thanks to all of our guests and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame supporters. It was a night of laughter, tears and cheers, family and ceremony dedicated to reflecting the relevance of our Hall of Fame as a gathering spot for the baseball heroes of El Paso. This may not have been a record breaker but it was one for the record books.
Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Honored Class of 2012 Inductees:
A complete listing of all our special 2012 Honorees can be found by hitting the Home Plate “Induction Banquet” section.
Pictures of the 2012, 2011 and 2010 Banquet are provided by Lisa Osborne Brock and Patricia Jacobes and can be viewed by hitting the “Picture Gallery” or the “Induction Banquet” Home Plate near the top of our Home Page
“Touch ‘em All” – - “Fantastic 5 Roll Call” continues
Hit the “Hall of Fame Inductees” Home Plate on the top left side of our Home Page to view our 1988 through 2011 Hall of Fame classes
On January 1, 2013 our scrolling marquee began presentation of our Class “Roll Call” – - we will present each class in sequence with its corresponding date of the month
On January 25, our “Roll Call” of annual classes was completed as we presented our twenty fifth and current 2012 Silver Anniversary Class of Inductees
We conclude January with a “Roll Call” for all the 2012 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 finished our Hall of Fame “alphabet” roll call
On February 27, we began our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 2, we finished 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 begin 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 begin 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 begin 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 begin 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.