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

Class of 2019 Nominations Deadline Is Wednesday April 10

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

Deadline is Wednesday April 10, 2019 – Information and Nomination Forms to submit a candidate for consideration for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 may be downloaded by hitting the baseball picture “Now Accepting Nominations for 2019” on our Home Page for a nomination form. Updated March 23, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 2019 Key Dates:

Board Meeting Wednesday April 10 5:30 PM @ Wyndham Conference Center – Final Day for Class of 2019 Nomination Submissions

Board Meeting Wednesday May 8 5:30 PM @ Wyndham Conference Center – Presentation Day for Class of 2019 Nominations

Board Meeting Wednesday May 15 5:30 PM Voting Day for Class of 2019

Sunday July 14 Class of 2019 Induction Banquet – Updated March 23, 2019

This past week we received 4,036 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday March 17, 2019. Last week we had 4,281 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday March 10. 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 March 17, 2019

“Happy Birthday” to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2005 Honoree Mark Miller on Saturday March 16. Posted March 16, 2019

“Happy Birthday” to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Past President and Class of 1999 Honoree Larry Hernandez on Wednesday March 6. Posted March 6, 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.

Please hit the “Contact” link at the top of our “Home Page” to send us your information or questions

2018 EPBHOF Banquet was SOLD OUT, 2018 Pix Uploaded in Pictures Section

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame is Proud to recognize our Class of 2018: Carlos Licon, Bryan Tambone, Dwayne Aboud, George Arrieta and Larry Vucan. They were honored Thursday August 16 when they threw out the first pitch at Southwest University Park prior to the El Paso Chihuahuas game with 113 Hall of Fame supporters in attendance and with a Media Day attended by 5 TV stations and with a record number of attendees at a Private Reception on Friday August 17 and a successful Saturday August 18 Golf Tournament and at our Sold Out Induction Banquet on Sunday August 19 at the Wyndham Hotel Conference Center. Posted August 19, 2018

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame is Proud to recognize our 2018 Award Winners: High School Coach of the Year Ruben A. Munoz and High School Coach of the Year Juan Camacho; High School Player of the Year Adrian Torres; Youth Coach of the Year Joel Lugo; College Player of the Year Alex Pimental and Senior Player of the Year Rafael Alcantar. Posted August 19, 2018

Thank you to our newest Class of 2018 for their efficiency in handling all the stages of Induction. Banquet Ticket sales were smooth, their supporters were considerate and kind.
Chihuahua Night saw our newest Class show up early and serve as welcoming ambassadors to all of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame supporters. A new record for ticket sales was set for our First Pitch event.
Media Day was a hit with 5 TV Stations airing the video during Friday afternoon and evening Sportscasts. Our Class of 2018 was again on time and on point with their interviews.
Our Meet and Greet also set a record for attendees and offered personal 1 minute introductions from our Class of 2018 and 2018 Award Winners
Saturday the Baseball Gods poured sunshine down for our Golf Tournament
Our Sunday Induction Banquet was simply about the commonality of a few themes:
1) Family First
2) Showcasing our 31 year old organization
3) Growing the base of the next generation by recognizing our Youth, High School, College and a tip of the cap to our Senior players and coaches
4) Watching the fellowship and warm embraces with genuine smiles for a night of Tears and Cheers as well as recognition for the elite contribution to baseball in El Paso County offered by our Class of 2018 and 2018 Award Winners
5) Standing in front of the stage after the event brought smiles to us as current Hall of Fame Honorees watching our Class of 2018 sign autographs and taking family pictures as we were able to reflect on our Induction night with a bit of nostalgia and know that our all volunteer group continues to pay it back, pay to the present and is committed to paying it forward – Congratulations to the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame. Updated December 31, 2018

“Touch ’em All” – – “Terrific 3 Roll Call” Began 3/3/19

Hit the “Hall of Fame Inductees” Home Plate on the top left side of our Home Page to view our 1988 through 2017 Hall of Fame classes

On January 1, 2019 our scrolling marquee began a presentation of our “Class Roll Call” – – we presented each class in sequence with its corresponding date of the month
On February 1, we began a presentation of our Inductees in alphabetical order by their first names each day of the month
On February 27, we begin a listing of our Hall of Fame Past Presidents
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 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

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.