Joe C. Hague

Inducted in Hall of Fame Original Class of 1988
Enjoyed an extremely successful high school career at Bel Air High School
All District in baseball in 1961 and 1962
All District in football on both the offensive and defensive teams his Senior year
His Bel Air High School Coach, El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Pufal was quoted, “he has more natural attributes than any other player I’ve coached . . . one in a million – the kind of kid you dream about”
Accepted an athletic scholarship offered by Coach Darrell Royal to play for the University of Texas Longhorns in 1962
Standout on Longhorn freshman football team
Lettered three years playing for the Longhorns baseball team under legendary Coach Bibb Falk
Won triple crown playing in Central Illinois Collegiate League in 1965
Signed with St. Louis Cardinals in 1968
Played for Tulsa in Pacific Coast League and earned a call to the Majors later in 1968
He played four years with the Cardinals
Traded in 1972 to the Cincinnati Reds and played in the 1972 World Series
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame presents an annual honor in his tribute