Paul Strelzin

Inducted in 2015
Local Legend known for his engaging personality and creativity and part of El Paso baseball history for his voice, energy and sense of humor
Known for catch phrases like “We Wanna a Hit”, “Let’s Wake up Mona the Elephant over at the Zoo” and gimmicks like the “Green Weenie Rally Flag”
Public Address announcer for El Paso Diablos Double-A baseball team starting in 1974
Nationally known in books, national articles and known as “The Strelz” or “The Mouth”
First baseball PA announcer to ever be thrown out of a game by a home plate umpire for playing the song “Three Blind Mice” followed by another song’s opening line, “I’ve Been Cheated/When Will I be Loved”
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009