Enrique “Kiki” Melendez

Inducted in 1993
Spent over 40 years in baseball playing 10 years for Leo Forti in Semi-Pro league and 30 years in City, Lower Valley, Interstate, Upper Valley and 40-60 leagues
In the 1940’s, he hit over .350 playing second and third base
From 1945-1955, he was Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Award Winner 7 seasons
Selected to All Star Team 19 times during his career
Won 8 batting titles
Named “Top Pitcher” 12 different seasons
Declined opportunity to turn Professional for the Texas Rangers and the El Paso Texans because pay did not match that of his regular job
Achieved a 90% winning percentage over his 40 year baseball journey
His Sons Jimmy and Danny followed their father’s footsteps into the Semi-Pro leagues under Leo Forti
One of his Sons, Jimmy is a El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee and successful coach at Riverside High School