Tomas “El Tomiski” Arciniega

Inducted in 1996
Played professional baseball for both the El Paso Texans and the Juarez Indios
Many consider him the “best catcher ever to come out of El Paso”
Signed by the New York Yankees in the mid-1930’s and assigned to the East Texas League
Since Mexicans were not welcomed in the league, his name was changed to “Tomiski” a nickname which was to stick for the rest of his life
Later played on all the top local Semi-Pro teams as well as the two professional border teams
Served in the Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart
Coached a number of youth teams and also coached at Cathedral High School