WE REMAIN #EL PASO STRONG, WE PRAY FOR YOUR GREAT HEALTH – EPBHOF Class of 2022 Nominations Now Open; EPBHOF Board Meeting Oct. 13; EPBHOF Trivia Answer Below; “WALK OFF GRAND SLAM” Thank You Bob & Sue, Raul & Alicia, Gilbert & Norma, Rocky & Vero For an Amazing 2021 Celebration; Thank You To Tom “Joe Fan” Ciaburri for our First Pitch Videos; EPBHOF Class of 2021 Interviews With EP Sports Network Link Below; EPBHOF Showcase Room Set Up @ D-Bat West; EPBHOF Web Site Celebrates 11 Years & The Late Great Harry Caray would say “Holy Cow” our site has over 2.109 Million Views

Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame will hold a Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday October 13, 2021 @ 5:30 PM MST. This meeting will include election of Officers. Please check your email for further details. Posted September 21, 2021.

Happy Birthday to Class of 1999 Honoree Manny Lopez on Monday September 20. Posted September 19, 2021.

“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.

Nominations for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 close Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 4 PM Mountain Standard Time. No nominations will be accepted after the deadline. Hit the baseball picture featuring the Batter at Home Plate and titled “Now Accepting Nominations for 2022” to download the 2022 Nomination Form. Any questions contact El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1999 Honoree Larry Hernandez at 915.494.7710 or email PapaBandit7@AOL.com. Posted September 1, 2021.

Trivia Answer Friday September 24, 2021: Class of 1996 Honoree Jim Pufal who played and coached baseball at the University of Texas, coached Bel Air, Parkland and Eastwood High School to District and Bi-District championships and he was named High School “Coach of the Year” 3X

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 Baseball Hall of Fame First Lady Sue and President and Class of 2005 Honoree Bob Aguirre hosted a 2021 Induction ceremony for the ages. Sue and Bob choreographed and synchronized our event at the highest level possible. The pandemic and rain showers were treated like foul balls and proved of no consequence as Sue and Bob showcased their immense preparation for our final event. It was a true Baseball convention type gathering. Coaches, players, teammates, trainers, scorekeepers, Principals, school administrators, Grandparents, Parents, Aunts and Uncles, Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Children and special Friends all in attendance and able to enjoy the fellowship provided by early arrival and a planned Hospitality hour. Doors were supposed to open at 2 PM but by 1:30 the Banquet area was packed. Guests from Arizona, California, New Mexico, San Antonio, Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin, Dallas, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Southlake Carroll, Colleyville, Coppell, Houston joined El Paso in a sold out event. Grand entrance parade, musical entertainment all coordinated to the minute. Cheers, tears, moments where speakers choked up in reliving personal memories with humility and gratitude for those who supported and made baseball a love and passion. Photographers, TV coverage thanks to Will Herren and Lou Romano and pictures galore from love ones and people in the gallery captured this event in perpetuity. Vice President and Class of 2006 Honoree Raul Real y Vasquez, Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger and Class of 1992 Honoree Mike Barrueta all spoke eloquently in articulating our amazing past and present and the great strides that the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame continues to achieve. Vero Coppinger assisted with presentation of awards. Gaby Hernandez assisted in coordinating the schedule Sue and Bob had in place making sure speakers were on time in the proper staging area prior to speaking. This event was the best one ever well at least until the next one. Thank you Sue and Bob for leading a great team to the finish line for 2021 and making the event one that guests gushed in calling “First Class” and truly memorable. Posted September 6, 2021.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame thanks Andres Acosta with EP Sports network for his interviews of the Class of 2021 on Saturday September 4, 2021. Copy and paste the link below to access Mr. Acosta speaking with each of our new Honorees. https://epsportsnetwork.com/2021/09/07/el-paso-baseball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2021/
Posted September 6, 2021.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Thanks our Media Director and Class of 2008 Honoree Tom “Joe Fan” Ciaburri for arranging and securing the videos from our First Pitch Event Saturday September 4. Posted September 5, 2021.

Thank you to KFOX TV, KDBC TV and KROD Radio and Lou Romano, Steve Kaplowitz and Will Herren for their assistance in covering and promoting our 3-Day celebration. Posted September 5, 2021.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame thanks our President and Class of 2005 Honoree Bob and First Lady Sue Aguirre, Vice President and Class of 2006 Honoree Raul & Alicia Real y Vasquez, Treasurer and Class of 2010 Honoree Gilbert and Norma De La Rosa and Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky & Vero Coppinger for an amazing and sold out 3-Day 2021 Class celebration. Posted September 5, 2021.

The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Showcase Room is now set up and available for view at the D-Bat West facility. Thank you to our President Bob Aguirre and Sue Aguirre, Vice President Raul Real Y Vasquez, Board of Director Mike Barrueta, Treasurer Gilbert De La Rosa, Mrs. Naomi Leyva on behalf of Mr. Frank Leyva and his family, Cary Hamilton, Coach Andy Powers, Mr. Bill Powers and the Staff at D-Bat West.

Psalm 4:8 tells us that the Lord alone makes us live in safety. Pray for protection over our world, country, state and city from the Coronavirus. Pray for a cure. Pray for first responders and medical professionals during this time. The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame encourages everyone to practice safe hygiene habits and help us remove the threat of the current virus. Be vigilant in the care for yourself and your families and friends. We wish you and your family great health. Stay Safe. Updated September 24, 2021.

Our El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame web site was launched in August of 2010. On Monday April 19, 2021 our site recorded view # 2 Million. 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 September 24, 2021.

Thank you to CBS Channel 4 TV Sportscaster Lou Romano for airing a story on our Class of 2021 selections and posting on their website. Thank you to El Paso INC for posting a story on their online edition.

D-Bat of West El Paso became the Home for the El 1Paso Baseball Hall of Fame when it donated a dedicated area to celebrate our organization and history. Thank you to Andy Powers and his Dad. The D-Bat sign has an El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame tag attached. Please click here to read the story written by Maria Cortes Gonzalez in the El Paso Times.
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1991 Honoree Mike Beltran Sr. and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1999 Chris Forbes were selected to Coach the first ever D-Bat Senior Showcase baseball games. Class of 2011 Honoree Randy Weinglass secured the umpires as Crew Chief for the event. The games took place Friday July 10 and Saturday July 11, 2020.
Keith Demolder of KDBC TV Sports and KFOX TV Sports did a feature Saturday July 11, 2020 on the newly designated room for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame at D-Bat West. The feature included a look at the room and interviews with Andy Powers and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame President Bob Aguirre. A special thank you to President Bob Aguirre, Vice President Raul Real Y Vasquez and Board Member Mike Barrueta and our supporting donors for their hard work and contributions in making this possible. Thank you to Andy Powers and his Dad for allowing us the opportunity to showcase our organization. Please click here to view the story. Posted July 11, 2020.

Felix F. Chavez wrote in the Sunday June 28, 2020 digital edition of the El Paso Times an article highlighting the newest elected Class for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame. The article refers to our new Class as “A Strong One”. It includes quotes from each member. Please click here to read the story. Posted June 28, 2020.

Brian K. Patterson wrote a story May 16, 2020 accompanied by a video on a milestone set by El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Honoree Floyd “Butch” Henry. Please click here to read the story and see the video. Thank you to EPBHOF Class of 2010 Honoree Shawn Lehigh for sharing this story. Posted May 17, 2020.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Director and Class of 1999 Honoree Chris Forbes is the subject of an El Paso Times story written by Mark Lambie on May 14, 2020. Forbes reflects on the building of the current Chris Forbes Field which will be upgraded along with the rest of Socorro High School. The memories building the old field and the championships won including the 2009 Class 5A State Championship will be cherished on the new turf field. The new field will retain the name Chris Forbes Field and the current site. Please click here to read the story. Posted May 14, 2020.

El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Son/Father Duo Member and Class of 2013 Honoree Frank Castillo received approval for a park to be named in his honor by the El Paso City Council at their meeting on Tuesday January 21, 2020. Nate Ryan with KVIA Channel 7 Sports did a story that aired Tuesday January 21, 2020. Hit the title in the story to advance to the link for the KVIA site and story by Nate Ryan Channel 7 Sports:

Posted January 21, 2020.

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.

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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