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

“Around the Horn”: HOF Celebration Continues W/Golf Tournament Saturday; Medals Up Sunday

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 Inductees are asked to wear their Class Medals to the Sunday August 19, 2018 Banquet. Updated August 18, 2018

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame is Proud to Announce 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. Updated August 18, 2018

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame is Proud to Announce 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 and with Media Day and a Private Reception on Friday August 17 and a Saturday August 18 Golf Tournament and at our Banquet on Sunday August 19 at the Wyndham Hotel Conference Center with Hospitality Hour beginning at 4 PM and the program starting at 5 PM. Updated August 18, 2018

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Key Save the Dates:
Saturday August 18: HOF Golf Tournament at Ft. Bliss Underwood Golf Course
Sunday August 19: HOF Banquet to Honor the Class of 2018 – Hospitality Hour from 4 – 5 PM, Program starts at 5 PM – Wyndham Hotel Conference Center Banquet Room
Updated August 18, 2018

This past week we received 6,952 views to our web site for the week ending Sunday August 12, 2018. Last week we had 6,049 views on our web site for the week ending Sunday August 5. Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. 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 just barely over 3 months after recording view # 1,000,000 on Sunday August 27, 2017 less than 3 months after reaching 900,000, thank you. Our web site reached 900,000 views on Sunday June 4, 2017 in less than 3 months since we reached 800,000 views. Our web site reached 800,000 views on Thursday March 9 just 3 months and 1 week after reaching 700,000. 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 August 12, 2018

Happy Birthday to El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame President and Class of 2015 Honoree Leo Caraveo on Wednesday August 8. Posted August 8, 2018

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 Banquet – Sunday August 19 SOLD OUT

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame will honor its elected Class of 2018 and 2018 Award Winners at our annual banquet on Sunday, August 19 at the Wyndham Hotel. Hospitality Hour from 4 to 5 PM and Program Starts at 5 PM.

Post Game: Game ON, Classic Game Was an 8-7 Instant Classic

Congratulations to our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Umpires: Gilbert De La Rosa, Manny Lopez, Randy Weinglass, Shawn Lehigh, Victor Maldonado and Guest Umpire Wes Johnson and to our Hall of Fame Coaches: Butch Henry, Ray Saenz, Dana Eisenga, Chris Forbes, Jerry Valdez, Alonso Beltran, Luis Gonzalez and Alonso Beltran and to our 29 Select Showcase Baseball Classic Players and to our Guests: El Paso Community College Board Chairman Art Fierro and El Paso Community College President William Serrata and Public Address Announcer Tony Venegas and to the packed supporters over 400 strong who witnessed a 8 Inning 8-7 thriller game and to our Hall of Fame Media Director Tom “Joe Fan” Ciaburri who arranged for 3 TV Stations and 4 Photographers to cover the action in our Inaugural El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Select Showcase Baseball Classic Game played Saturday August 5, 2017 and to our Board Members led by Bufe Morrison who received the first game ball used in the game and was joined in attendance by President Leo Caraveo, Vice President Bob Aguirre, Treasurer Raul Real y Vasquez, Juan “Choppy” Orozco, Mike Barrueta, Eloy Alvarado, Larry Hernandez and the Head Coach from New Mexico Highlands in watching history unfold. A packed house, an action packed game, Tony Venegas our uptempo and energy driven PA announcer and a Family First Pre-Game and Post Game celebration reflecting an awareness that success always has a partner. Posted August 5, 2017

A packed house, an action packed game 8-7, thank you to Tom Ciaburri for getting 3 TV Stations and 3 photographers to cover the game, an uptempo and energy driven PA announcer and a Family First Pre-Game and Post Game celebration that lasted long after the 2 hour and 43 minute 8 inning game and reflected an awareness that success always has a partner marked the Inaugural El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Select Showcase Baseball Classic Game played Saturday August 5, 2017. Posted August 5, 2017

Thank You to our 129 Attendees including all of our current Officers at our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame College Night and the Select Showcase, 41 Players showed their baseball skill set in front of 11 Colleges and 2 Professional Baseball Organizations and an encouraging home crowd. Thank you to Tom “Joe Fan” Ciaburri for generating 4 TV stations and so much positive press for our top of the mind El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame brand awareness. Thank you to all of our Hall of Fame Inductees for their help at College Night and the Select Showcase. Updated August 5, 2017

“Touch ’em All” – – “Exceptional 8 Roll Call” Began 8/8/18

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, 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 30, our “Roll Call” of annual classes will be complete as we present our thirtieth and current 2017 Class of Inductees
We will finish January with a “Roll Call” listing of our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Past Presidents
On February 1, we began 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 concluded our Board of Directors Alphabet Roll Call
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 began 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 began 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 began 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 began 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 began 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.