Joe Castillo

Inducted in 1994
By age 14, he already had an outstanding baseball career
Started playing Semi-Professional baseball at age 16
In 1951, he played Shortstop and Pitcher and led Jefferson High School to a District Championship
Signed by Syd Cohen in 1953 as an infielder by Bisbee-Douglas of the Arizona-Texas League
Played shortstop and second base while enlisted and serving in the Marine Corps
In 1956, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization
Managed and played in the City League starting in 1956 winning several City and Lower Valley titles
Earned “Manager of the Year” honor in 1959
In 1969, he joined the El Paso Umpires Association and worked high school and UTEP games
Retired as a umpire to devote his time to coaching his Sons from Little League to Thoroughbred League
His Son Frank enjoyed All District and All City career at Eastwood High School and later signed with the Chicago Cubs