Raul “Ruly” Medrano

Inducted in Class of 1990
Grade school star with the El Paso Optimists League
Chosen to Pony All Stars as a pitcher and beat Hobbs NM in the sub-district final
In 1956, he pitched the Seitsinger Babe Ruth Lower Valley team to a victory over the New Mexico State Champions
In 1958, he was the only freshman selected All District setting several pitching records with 61 strike outs, 0.97 earned run average in 50 innings while pitching for Ysleta High School
Named All District as a sophomore compiling 45 strikeouts in 38 innings and hitting .381
In 1960, as a Junior he led the district with a 11-1 record and struck out 107 batters to become the winningest pitcher in 1-AAAA history and again earned All District honors
Arm trouble plagued his Senior year but he again earned All District honors playing first base
Only player to that time to be named All District four years in 1-AAAA
In 1962, Sid Cohen signed Ruly to play for the Kansas City Athletics
Played in Florida State, Northwest and Midwest Leagues and compiled outstanding records in all
Severe shoulder injury and elbow chips ended his career
Coached youth baseball and his Sons adopted his love for the game and continue as High School Coaches