Epitacio “Tacho” Carrasco

Inducted in 1999
Only Father/Son/Son trio Hall of Fame honoree Family
Played youth baseball in East Los Angeles during the 1930’s
Invited by Sid and Andy Cohen to attend several professional camps but he eventually turned down several professional baseball offers to honor his financial commitment to his family
Founded and Coached the Socorro Cougars baseball team at the age of 17
From 1962 to 1975 he coached and managed the Socorro Cougars and won 10 Lower Valley Baseball League Championships in the 13 years he coached
The Cougars were recognized throughout northern Mexico where they played against Chihuahua, Delicias, Camargo, Parral, Mioqui and Casas Grandes
Coached future professional baseball players including Mark Bombard, Smiley Johnson, Jackie Harris, Benjamin and Lynn Hunt, Raul Medrano and Andre Raboin
Great player-coach and during the 22 game seasons he averaged hitting 24-25 home runs a year in Lower Valley Baseball League
Stopped coaching in 1976
Founding member of Ysleta Optimist Club and their baseball program in 1976 and mentored and fostered a growth and love for the sport until he died in 1994