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 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

EPBHOF Welcomes Our Class of 2019: Banales, Bravo, Cox, Femath & Montes

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 2019 Key Dates:
The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Introduces our Class of 2019: Albert Montes, Armando Femath, Arturo Bravo, Matthew Banales and Michael Cox who will be featured at our July 12 Media Day; throw out the first pitch at Southwest University Ballpark on Saturday July 13 and be formally Inducted at our Banquet on Sunday July 14, 2019 – Updated May 23, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet Ticket Sales Coordinator: Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger 915.479.3020
and/or
Ticket Sales Assistant: Past President and Class of 1999 Honoree Larry Hernandez 915.494.7710
Tickets are $30 each (meal and dessert included) and required for everyone entering Banquet Hall, last day for Ticket Sales is Friday July 5, 2019

Wednesday June 12 Board of Directors Meeting – 5:30 PM @ Wyndham Conference Center; Election of 2020 Officers, Deadline for Banquet Ads and Sponsor Donations and update on Banquet Ticket Sales

Monday July 8 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet Headcount Due; last day for Ticket Sales is Friday July 5, 2019

Friday July 12 Board of Directors Meeting, Media Day for Class of 2019 Honorees @ Wyndham Conference Center

Saturday July 13 Class of 2019 tosses out First Pitch at Southwest University Ballpark

Sunday July 14 Class of 2019 Induction Banquet @ Wyndham Conference Center – Tickets Now Available $30 Per Person and required for everyone entering Banquet Hall, last day for Ticket Sales is Friday July 5, 2019 – Updated May 23, 2019

This past week we received 4,395 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday May 19, 2019. Last week we had 4,438 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday May 12. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. We recorded view # 1,400,000 on Wednesday January 23, 2019. Our site recorded view # 1,300,000 on Thursday September 13, 2018. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site recorded its 1,250,000 view on Friday July 20, 2018. We received our 1,100,000 view on Tuesday December 5, 2017 We reached view # 1,000,000 on Sunday August 27, 2017. Our web site reached 900,000 views on Sunday June 4, 2017. Our web site reached 800,000 views on Thursday March 9, 2017. Our web site reached 700,000 views on Friday December 2, 2016. Our web site reached 600,000 views on Sunday June 12, 2016. Our web site reached 500,000 views on Saturday February 27, 2016. 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 May 19, 2019

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Congratulates Mary and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Founder, Hall of Fame Past President and Class of 1990 Honoree Bufe C. Morrison on celebrating their 56th Wedding Anniversary on May 4, 2019. Posted May 8, 2019

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.

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