Pete Leyva

Inducted in 2016
Played during the “Roaring 20’s”
Military play in league compiled of all the Major Leaguers who were serving during the War
Started play in El Paso in the Copper League, City League, El Paso Army League, Harry Mitchell Baseball League and Cervezeria Juarez Baseball Club
Star Pitcher for El Paso baseball team
One of his notable games was a 16-inning complete game 1-0 victory over fellow Hall of Fame Honoree Manny Ponsford
Played in Army-Navy All Star game at the Polo Grounds
Because of his skill as a Pitcher was often selected by travel teams to play in high money games
In the mid-1940’s, he became an investor in the El Paso professional baseball club
Served as player, coach, umpire, sponsor and President of the El Paso Texans