D. Joe Williams

Inducted in 1996
A pioneer not only as an outstanding ballplayer but also as a Coach and Administrator
One of the first African Americans to play in the Junior League in McAllen Texas in the late 1940’s
Hit over .400 and was outstanding pitcher and first baseman
Had a 10-3 won lost pitching record with 78 strikeouts and 26 stolen bases in high school
Played Semi-Pro Negro League baseball at age 16
Scouted by the St. Louis Browns in 1953
First African American to participate in collegiate sports (baseball, cross country, track) in Texas for Pan American University in 1954
Hit .265 with 5 stolen bases for Pan American University
Selected “All Star Pitcher” for the Viejos twice
Led the league in strikeouts in 1979
Coached at Charlie Brown High School in West Columbia Texas
Head Coach at Fabens High School for 5 years
Won 3 District Championships and played in Regional Finals 3 years
Umpired all levels of baseball
Outstanding Player and Coach in Semi-Pro leagues for Fabens
Original Member of Board of Directors for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Served as President of El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors