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

#EL PASO STRONG – Samantha Linn Portrays Nemo Herrera in Borderlands Article; Class of 2020 Nominations Now Open

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“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

Ray Sanchez recognizes the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in his article in El Paso INC by stating the following: “One of the most popular and well-planned Halls of Fame in El Paso is the one for baseball. I mean, the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame is so well organized it plans ahead, has a spectacular website and offers plenty of press releases”. Posted June 23, 2019

El Paso Community College has published and granted us permission for the opportunity to view a great story on one of our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Inaugural Honorees William C. “Nemo” Herrera. The story was written by student author Samantha Linn in Borderlands which is an El Paso Community College student and faculty local history magazine available in print and online. Ruth E. Vise, Editor and Advisor, Professor of English, Northwest Campus coordinated our request for permission. Rachel Murphree is Faculty Editor and Borderlands Librarian, Northwest Campus, El Paso Community College granted our request for permission to include the link on our website. A special thank you to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008 Honoree Tom “Joe Fan” Ciaburri for reading the story and alerting us to this great literary presentation of a tremendous leader and role model. Posted October 10, 2019
Please copy and paste the link below to view the story:
http://epcc.libguides.com/c.php?g=754275&p=7034666

Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame has opened an extended period of time to submit nominations for the Class of 2020. Hit the baseball picture featuring the Batter at Home Plate and titled “Now Accepting Nominations for 2020” to download the 2020 Nomination Form. Deadlines are firm so don’t wait until the last minute. For assistance or questions, contact Hall of Fame Past President and Class of 1999 Honoree Larry Hernandez at PapaBandit7@AOL.com 915.494.7710. Posted October 1, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Honoree Larry Vucan is featured in an article in the publication Inside Collegiate Baseball magazine. “Remarkable High School Coaching Battle Plan” is the title of the article which chronicles the mindset of Coach Vucan. Vucan has led Southlake Carroll to 3 consecutive Texas High School Final Four trips and 2 consecutive 6A State Championships in his first 3 years as Head Coach of the Dragons. Vucan, a Eastwood High School graduate, is continuing the healing and keep #EL PASO STRONG by bringing his 2-Time and defending Texas State Champion Dragons to a high school tournament the last week of February 2020. This will mark the first time in over a decade that a highest classification defending Texas High School State Champion will begin their season in El Paso. Posted October 1, 2019

We Welcome our Newest Inducted Class of 2019: Albert Montes, Armando Femath, Matthew Banales, Arturo Bravo and Michael Cox

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Selections – 2019 Annual Awards
2019 High School Player of the Year
Darell Hernaiz – Americas High School

2019 High School Coach of the Year
Armando Romero – Bel Air High School

2019 Youth Coach of the Year
Raul Ubanda – Bordertown Boys 12U Majors

2019 Collegiate Player of the Year
Adrian Torres – New Mexico Junior College

2019 Senior Player of the Year
Jose “Chago” Diaz.

Thank you we had 3,533 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday October 13, 2019. Last week we had 4,954 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday October 6, 2019. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. On Monday July 8, 2019 we had view # 1,500,000. We reached view # 1,000,000 on Sunday August 27, 2017. Our web site reached 500,000 views on Saturday February 27, 2016. “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 October 13, 2019

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Introduces our 2020 Executive Committee
Incoming President Class of 2005 Honoree Bob Aguirre
Incoming Vice President Class of 2006 Honoree Raul Real y Vasquez
Incoming Treasurer Class of 2010 Honoree Gilbert De La Rosa
Incoming Board Secretary Class of 2012 Honoree Dana Eisenga

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 2, 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

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