Bob Haynesworth

Inducted in 1995
A broken ankle in college ended his athletic career in college but channeled his energies towards nurturing baseball with his creativity
In 1950, he organized a group of people to form the first Little League Baseball Program in El Paso
He convinced the city to build Roger Brown Park on the Houston School grounds
He ushered in the first Little League park in the country to play games under the lights
He started the program with only twelve teams as its Commissioner and grew the program to over 300 teams
In the early 1960’s, he organized investors to take over and save the failing El Paso Sun Kings professional baseball club
Under his management expertise and guidance not only was the club saved but won the Texas League championship in 1962
Honored for his work by many civic organizations in El Paso
Won the Humanitarian Award from the National Council of Christians and Jews