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
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
Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010 and we “thank you” for helping us reach 200,000 hits in less than 4 years on March 20, 2014. This week we had 2,386 views to our web site ending Sunday January 25, 2015. Last week we had 2,817 views to our web site ending Sunday January 18, 2015. Our record is 4,147 views the week ending October 5, 2014 (Induction Weekend). “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. Posted January 25, 2015
“Happy Birthday” to Immediate Past President Fernando R. “Fernie” Grado on Saturday January 17, 2015. Posted January 17, 2015
Our condolences to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1994 Honoree Larry McFarlin on the passing of his wife Mrs. Leona McFarlin. Posted January 7, 2015
Pictures of our 2014 Induction Weekend including our Golf Tournament and Banquet are now available to view by hitting the “Induction Banquet” home plate on our Home Page. Thank you to Matthew Leon for our pictures and to Josh Rodgers our web master for uploading and making them available on our web site. “Thank You” to Patricia Jacobes and Lisa Osborne Brock for our 2010 – 2013 Banquet Pictures found in the “Induction Banquet” Home Plate section – – just hit the sequence number to advance through the sections from beginning to end. Posted October 29, 2014
Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates our “Class of 2014″ Inductees who were inducted Saturday October 4: Jerry Antwine, John Carpenter, David Del Toro, Kevin Ham and Joe “Sonny” Parra. Posted October 4, 2014
Our 2014 Honorees included El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame: “Youth Baseball Man of the Year” Victor Falvey; “High School Player of the Year” Justin Maese; “High School Coach of the Year” Marc Herrera and “College Player of the Year” Eudor Garcia-Pacheco. Posted October 4, 2014
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
“From a Silver Past to a Golden Future – – We honor Excellence”
A special “thank you” to Coach Bob Osborne for our 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
A grand slam “thank you” to our President Fernando Grado for his tireless effort and energy throughout 2014; Vice President Tommy Carrillo his wife Rebecca, his daughter Alexandria and his Sister-in-Law Mary Milam for a incredibly successful golf tournament and fundraiser; Treasurer Raul Real y Vasquez who did a phenomenal job with advertising sales for our Banquet program and shepherding the financial success our organization enjoyed; Secretary Dana Eisenga for our Banquet program; Board Member Bobby Aguirre and his wife Susie for the table decorations at our Banquet; Board Member Leo Caraveo for directing ticket sales for our Banquet and to all the “Heroes of the Diamond” for their efforts in honoring the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 at our Banquet. Our appreciation to our Inductees, Honorees and the family and friends who came to support them on their special evening. “Thank You” to Matthew Leon for our 2014 Banquet Pictures found in the the “Induction Banquet” Home Plate section. Advance through our picture selection for the event. “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 of its launch.
A special “thank you” to Class of 2012 Honoree and Hall of Fame Vice President Tommy Carrillo who helped launch our 2014 Induction Weekend by supporting college baseball and the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame. The golf tournament helped raise over $ 3,500 for the baseball team at El Paso Community College.
“Thank You” to Patricia Jacobes and Lisa Osborne Brock for our 2010 – 2013 Banquet Pictures found in the “Induction Banquet” Home Plate section – – just hit the sequence number to advance through the sections from beginning to end. Pictures of the 2012, 2011 and 2010 Banquet are also provided by Lisa Osborne Brock and Patricia Jacobes
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, 2015 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 27, our “Roll Call” of annual classes will be complete as we present our twenty seventh and current 2014 Class of Inductees
We will conclude January with a “Roll Call” for all the 2014 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 begin a presentation of our Inductees in alphabetical order by their first names each day of the month
On February 26, we begin our Hall of Fame “alphabet” roll call
On February 27, we begin our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 2, we begin our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 3, the third day of the third month of the year, we begin 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 begin 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 begin 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.