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

July 5 Is Deadline For Banquet Tickets $30/Each – Contact Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger 915.479.3020; 2020 Executive Committee Elected

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:
Arturo Bravo, Matthew Banales, Michael Cox, Albert Montes and Armando Femath
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 June 20, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet Ticket Sales Coordinator:
Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger 915.479.3020
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. Updated June 20, 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. Posted June 12, 2019

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. Posted June 12, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet Ticket Sales Coordinator:
Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger 915.479.3020
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. Updated June 20, 2019

Class of 2019 Induction Events:
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 Media Day for Class of 2019 Honorees @ Wyndham Conference Center starting at 3:47 PM until 5 PM; Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 PM

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 June 20, 2019

This past week we received 6,112 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday June 16, 2019. Last week we had 5,753 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday June 9. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. 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 June 16, 2019

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2005 Honoree Gabriel Hernandez passed away on Monday June 10, 2019 at the age of 103. Gabriel is survived by his wife, Martha V. Hernandez, daughter, Irma Hernandez Allen, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Posted June 12, 2019

Class of 2018 Honoree Larry Vucan Southlake Carroll Dragons won the 6A State Championship Game 17-0 over Ft. Bend to capture the school’s first back to back State Baseball Championships and extending their post-season winning streak to an incredible 22 games. The Dragons defeated # 1 ranked Lake Travis 6-2 to advance to their second consecutive Texas High School 6A State Championship game. He has led the Dragons to their 3rd consecutive Texas High School 6A Final 4 State Semi-Final. Vucan who previously was the Head Coach at El Paso Franklin High School has led the Dragons to their unprecedented third consecutive opportunity to play for a State Championship all 3 years as the Head Coach. The Dragons lost in the Semi-Finals by a run in 2017 and captured the 2018 State Crown. This year’s team has no returning starters and was picked to finish 4th in District Play. The Dragons have captured the District Crown all 3 years in this epic run. Posted June 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

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