Alton Lawrence “Larry” Stelley

Inducted in 2009
Leading hitter and pitcher on league champion Big 8 Food Stores in 1959
Played for El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Barrueta
In 1963, he led his Babe Ruth team Standard Oil to City Championship
Played Connie Mack and American Legion baseball and again selected to their respective All Star teams
Earned a varsity letter as a freshman at Austin High School in 1963
Four year varsity letterman for the Panthers from 1963 – 1966
All District honors his junior and senior seasons
Team captain for the Panthers his senior season
Member of District Championship squads in 1964 and 1965
Batted in clean up spot his junior and senior seasons
Member of 1965 District, Bi-District, Regional and 4A Texas State Final Four squad
Drove in winning run in 1-0 15-inning win over Lubbock Monterrey to help Panthers capture Regional Championship
Member of second El Paso High School team to reach the Final Four and first since Bowie Bears in 1949
Unanimous All State Tournament Selection as first baseman
Tied the Texas record with three hits in single State Tournament game in Panthers game against Houston Galena Park
Offered baseball scholarships to Arizona State, Colorado State and Texas A & M University
In a time when few full ride baseball scholarships were offered, he accepted opportunity to play at College Station
He played from 1967 to 1969 with fellow Panther and El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Arnold for the Aggies
Lettered as a first baseman and a catcher for Aggies
Earned freshman letter in 1967 as a first baseman
Earned varsity letter in 1968 as a first baseman
Earned varsity letter in 1969 as the starting catcher
Recipient of “Wally Moon Award” given to Aggies most improved player
Transferred to University of Texas at El Paso
UTEP Graduate
Varsity baseball coach for Austin High School for 1973 and 1974