Ruben Torres

Inducted in 1995
Started playing at age 12
Averaged 10 strikeouts per game pitching for the Merced Aztecs in 1956
Chosen “Outstanding Pitcher” in the California Mexican League
In 1957, he pitched the Aztecs to second place in the United States Army Tournament
Starting in 1962, he won 7 “Outstanding Pitcher” and 6 “Most Valuable Player” awards over the next 28 years
Struck out 21 batters in one game
In 1969, he set the record in both the Dona Ana and the Lower Valley Leagues for consecutive “Outstanding Pitcher” and “Shut Out” awards
Played for the Semi-Pro La Union Farmers, La Mesa Blue Jays, Ysleta Merchants and the El Paso Sports Club
In 1981, he led the Austin Thoroughbred baseball team to the City Championship and the Regional Tournament in Arlington Texas
Also played fast pitch softball in the Industrial Softball League
Served as President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame