Armando Almanza

Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
All District and All City Pitcher for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame coach Bobby Morales at Bel Air High School
Earned Junior College All Star Honors at nationally ranked New Mexico Junior College
Pitched the first “no-hitter” in New Mexico Junior College baseball history in 1992
Selected in the 1993 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals
1996 Minor League “Rolaids Reliever of the Year” in the Cardinals organization
Made his Major League debut on June 26, 1999 for the Florida Marlins against the Philadelphia Phillies
Ranked second among all National League Rookie Relievers in 2000
Member of the 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins earning a World Series ring
7 year Major League Career with the Marlins, Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks
Continues his baseball journey coaching youth baseball and high school level play