"From a Silver Past to a Golden Future - - We Honor Excellence" . . . Our Second El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors Meeting is schedule for Wednesday February 8 at the Wyndham Hotel starting at 5:30 PM . . . Welcome to our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame new President and 2015 Honoree Leo Caraveo who took over leadership of our organization on Sunday January 1, 2017 . . . Nomination Information for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is available and can be accessed by hitting the "Nominations" Tab at the top of our web site . . . For Saturday the 21st day of January 2017 our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame continues our Class Roll Call with our 21st Class of Honorees the Class of 2008: David Aragon, Tom "Joe Fan" Ciaburri, Andy Morales, Bobby Morales and Nolan Richardson ..."Thank You" for your continued support!
Robert “Bob” Aguirre
Raul Real y Vasquez
Thomas J. “Tommy” Carrillo
Immediate Past President
» 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 served as President in 2015 and 2016
Leo Caraveo serves as President beginning January 1, 2017
» “Around the Horn”: HOF Write-up in EP INC; Board Meeting Feb. 8
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
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Past President and Class of 1989 Honoree Ray Sanchez wrote in the current issue of El Paso INC about the formation and discussion with El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Founder, Inaugural President and Class of 1990 Honoree Bufe C. Morrison that eventually led to the progression of an idea to our current organization. The discussion is attributed to have taken place in 1987. Posted January 20, 2017
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame will hold our Second Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday February 8 at 5:30 PM in the Wyndham Hotel. Updated January 20, 2017
Nominations for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are now open. Hit the word “Nominations” at the top of our site to secure information. Updated January 20, 2017
This past week we received 5,937 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday January 15, 2017. Last week we had 6,058 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday January 8. 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 700,000 views on Friday December 2, 2016 in less than 6 months after reaching 600,000. 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 January 15, 2017
The Hall of Fame offers our deepest condolences to the Family of our Class of 1996 Honoree Coach Jim Pufal. May He rest in Peace and his Family find comfort in God’s loving embrace. Updated January 5, 2017
Welcome to our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame new President and Class of 2015 Honoree Leo Caraveo who took over leadership of our organization on Sunday January 1, 2017. Posted January 1, 2017
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:
» Post Game: HOF 2001 Coach Jimmy Melendez Retires
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El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 2001 Honoree and longtime Riverside High School Coach Jim Melendez is hanging up the cleats. The ultra successful Melendez won 749 games at Riverside, took the Rangers to the playoffs 28 times in his 32 years at Riverside, won 12 Bi-District championships and 8 Area titles. His top coaching achievements were becoming the winningest High School Baseball Coach in El Paso’s history and in guiding his Rangers to the Class 4A Final Four in 2000. Posted Wednesday December 14, 2016
Congratulations to Pablo Cortez and the Cortez Family as the Senior from Faith Christian has signed a Letter of Intent with El Paso Community College. Posted Wednesday November 23, 2016
Congratulations to the Payan Family and Franklin High School Senior Sid Payan after he signed a Letter of Intent with Tarleton State. Posted Wednesday November 23, 2016
The University of New Mexico Lobos added Montwood High School Senior Anthony Chavez and Santa Teresa High School Senior Drew Marrufo to their recruiting class when both area players signed their Letters of Intent. Congratulations to Drew and his family and Anthony and his Family as well as Coach Gilbert Bailon of Santa Teresa High School. and Coach Willie Romo at Montwood High School. Posted Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016
» “Touch ’em All” – – Class 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 2014 Hall of Fame classes
On January 1, 2017 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 29, our “Roll Call” of annual classes will be complete as we present our twenty ninth and current 2016 Class of Inductees
We will conclude January with a “Roll Call” 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 will conclude our Hall of Fame “Alphabet” roll call
On February 27, we begin our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
On March 2, we will conclude 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.