Pedro “Pete” Valdez

Inducted in 2007
Started playing in 1953 with the Catholic Youth Organization
Also played with El Paso Parks and Recreation, Little League and the Pony League
In 1960, he pitched his Optimist team to the City Championship
Played high school baseball for Thomas Jefferson Silver Foxes
In 1961, he had a 7-2 record for the junior varsity team
His sophomore year he was 8-2
In 1963, his junior year he was 14-2 and he led the Silver Foxes to the District and Bi-District Championship
Selected to All District team in 1963
His senior year he was 14-3 and led the Silver Foxes to the District Championship
Selected to All District team in 1964
For his three seasons on the varsity, he would post an overall record of 36-7
Compiled an overall pitching record of 43-9 in high school
He also led teams in summer leagues to several championships between 1961 and 1964
Named to multiple All Star teams
Pitched Furr’s to Connie Mack League League Championships in 1963 and 1964
He went on to play at Texas Western College in 1965
Had a 2-3 record and led the Miners in team strikeouts with 27
Missed the 1966 season due to injury
He also played for Ft Knox baseball as a member of the U S Army in 1967
Had a 10-4 pitching record for the 357th Transportation Company at Ft. Knox
Pitched in 1962 to 1964 and 1966 and from 1970 to 1974 in the La Fronteriza League in Mexico
Represented Ciudad Juarez in the Chihuahua State Tournament 6 seasons
He compiled impressive record in Mexican Semi-Pro leagues where he was 64-11 in six seasons
Pitched for Kiki Gomez team in the Leo Forti Old Timers League
In his final season, he threw a no-hitter against Las Cruces before retiring in 1989
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors