Alberto (Beto) Mendez

Inducted in Original Hall of Fame Class of 1988
Started playing in the Boyland League in 1925
Played Semi-Pro baseball from 1928 to 1937 as a Pitcher
Pitched in the Commercial League and the International League
In 1944, he pitched for Andy Cohen and the El Paso Texans in the Mexican League
Struck out Major Leaguer Lou Stringer of the Chicago Cubs in a game in Arizona
Struck out Joe Gordon in an exhibition game pitching for the El Paso Texans at Dudley Field against the New York Yankees in 1944
Upon completion of his playing days, he served as President of the International, Commercial, Lower Valley and Big Four leagues for over 10 years
Managed in youth leagues for 3 years
In 1955 he brought the Babe Ruth League to El Paso
According to Ray Sanchez, “he brought a lot of joy and happiness to alot of young people who would not have found a place to play baseball”.