Alex Peña

Inducted in 2022                                                                                                                                                  Alex Peña was a standout pitcher starting his time playing youth baseball
Earned All District Honors at Irvin High School
Co-MVP at the 1991 High School Senior Showcase
Enjoyed a standout career at New Mexico Junior College where he was a teammate with El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Honoree Armando Almanza and Class of 2021 Honoree Jorge Perez
Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1993
Played for the Orioles organization with stops with the Gulf Coast Orioles and the Bluefield West Virginia Orioles where he earned Player of the Year honors in the in Appalachian League with 5-2 record, 0.70 ERA, giving up 3 earned runs in 38 2/3 innings with 33 K’s, 3 saves
Opposing batters had a .120 batting average against him
His time with the Bluefield Orioles saw him reunite with El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Honoree Rocky Coppinger
Earned an invitation to Extended Spring Training with the Baltimore Orioles in 1994
Peña also played in the California League with the High Desert Mavericks, the Visalia Oaks, and with the Frederick Keys Maryland Orioles of the Carolina League
During his professional career, Peña pitched with the Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations
Alex Peña served as Head Baseball Coach for his alma mater Irvin High School from 2012-2014 and currently serves as Head Baseball Coach for Burges High School where he began his tenure starting in 2015
He has enjoyed the support and encouragement of loving parents his Dad Jesus Jose “Ciro” and his Mother Juana Peña
His wife Laura shares his life journey as do his children Carissa, Alexander, Brianna, Nadia, Evan, Sophia and Aliyah.