Sergio Guerrero

Inducted in 2007
Born in Torreon Mexico on April 17, 1934
As a child, he witnessed some of the best professional baseball players primarily from the United States Negro Leagues play in Mexico
Key among these players was Martin Dihigo of Cuba and Roy Campanella who starred in the Negro Leagues before his career as a star catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers
In 1945, at the age of 11 he organized a baseball team of adobe brick makers sponsored by Carta Blanca Beer
In 1948, at the age of 14 he played baseball with the Hortex Company team that was made up of grown men
From 1950 to 1952 he pitched American Legion baseball with a team sponsored by Rollins-Mercury
He pitched four years of varsity baseball for EL Paso High School from 1949 to 1953
He lettered and was named All District three years
From 1953 to 1963, he pitched Semi-Pro baseball with Lionel Forti’s team
In 1954, he pitched a shutout game against the Ft. Bliss Falcons
Worked under El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Coach Nemo Herrera at Bowie and Coach Tom Chavez at Jefferson High School
He also served the baseball community as an umpire from 1963 to 1965
In 1965, he was voted the “Outstanding Umpire” in El Paso
Served as an volunteer Assistant Coach in charge of pitching for K C Brown at Austin High School in 1965 as the Panthers marched to Texas State Final Four
In 1966 and 1967 he was the assistant coach with Red Runkle’s Boys Concessions Little League team
From 1973 to 1975, he served as the B-Team and Baseball and Basketball Coach at Coronado High School
He was inducted into the El Paso High School Hall of Fame in 1993
In 1995 he retired from a 35 year career as a professional educator and Coach