Larry Hernandez

Inducted in 1999
President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012 and 2013
Co-Chairman with Ramiro Guzman of effort to start baseball program at El Paso Community College which started play in mid-1990’s
Started Coaching Youth Baseball in 1971
Named National Youth Coach of the Year 3X and National Regional Youth Coach of the Year 1X
Coached teams to Triple Crown (Steamboat Springs Colorado); USSSA (Broken Arrow Oklahoma) and Super Series (Little Rock Arkansas) National Finals in 1998, 2000 and 2002
In 41 years of Spring baseball his teams won the league championship 39 times
15 of his teams captured league championships with undefeated seasons
His teams won 1,452 wins and 264 losses with a winning percentage of 85%
9 Bandit Players drafted by Major League Baseball
191 Bandit Players have been inducted to their respective High School’s National Honor Society
38 Bandit Players have earned Collegiate All Conference Honors
16 Bandit Players named to Texas High School All State Baseball Teams
19 of his Players have played on El Paso High School teams that have reached the Texas High School Final Four Championships
One of his Players has coached teams to 2 consecutive (2018 & 2019) Texas High School 6A State Baseball Championships and 3 (2017 – 2019) consecutive Texas High School Baseball Semi-Finals Final 4 appearances
4 of his Players were 2009 Texas High School 5A State Baseball Champions
5 of his players later became Head Baseball High School Coaches including Class of 2018 Larry Vucan who has led his Southlake Dragons to Texas High School 6A State Championships in 2018 & 2019 and 3 Texas High School State Final 4 appearances in his first 3 years as Head Coach of the Dragons
189 Bandit Players have played college baseball at all levels or Professional Baseball at all levels including the Major Leagues
Boys Baseball of El Paso Board Member 1984 – 1990
Elected Commissioner of Boys Baseball 1985, 1986 and 1988 – – Program had over 1800 players in El Paso
Served as “Denny, Blake and Brian Doyle” Baseball School Regional Director from 1991 to 1999
Started Hirby Pest Control (1978) and Bandit Baseball (1989) organizations
Boys Baseball of El Paso City Champions 1990
AABC Texas State Champions 1984, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Super Series State Champions 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
USSSA State Champions 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
Super Series National Regional Champions 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
Triple Crown National Regional Champions 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004
Triple Crown World Series National Finalist 1998 – – Steamboat Springs Colorado (84 Teams Competed)
USSSA World Series National Finalist 2000 – – Broken Arrow Oklahoma (104 Teams Competed)
Super Series World Series National Finalist 2002 – – Little Rock Arkansas (96 Teams Competed)
Boys Baseball of El Paso Coach of the Year in 1990
AABC National Regional Coach of the Year 1997
Triple Crown National Coach of the Year 1998
USSSA World Series Coach of the Year 2000
Super Series World Series Coach of the Year 2002
His Hirby teams had a 47 game consecutive league winning streak going over 3 years without losing an AABC league game
His teams won tournament championship in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico
In 1989, his Bandit team won the first baseball game played at Champions Sportsplex and captured league and tournament crowns going undefeated
His 1993 Bandit team was the first team outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex to capture the “Texas Baseball Classic” in Ft. Worth
His Bandit team in 1998 won 53 consecutive league and tournament games and went 30-0 in league play
Founded and Funded the Select Showcase in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame featuring a College Night with college recruiting insights narrated by the University of Oklahoma Recruiting Coordinator and El Paso Community College personnel explaining college recruiting necessities; showcasing High School sophomores and juniors in a Showcase tryout with the University of Oklahoma, St. Mary’s University, New Mexico State, Sul Ross State University, New Mexico Highlands University, Howard Junior College, New Mexico Military Institute, Las Lunas Junior College and El Paso Community College and a Showcase Game before a full house at El Paso Community College during El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Week coached by Hall of Fame Inductees and umpired by Hall of Fame Inductees