Willie Tapia

Inducted in 2000
Started playing with the Lower Valley Optimist Club at the age of 13 where he won his first league batting title with a .415 batting average
Played for Ysleta High School and helped lead the Indians to the 1953 District Championship
Named All District in 1953 when he hit .395 and again in 1954 while winning the batting title with a .500 batting average
While stationed at Ft. Bliss he played for the Falcons in 1961
A great infielder and great hitter who won numerous batting titles, often hitting over .400 from age thirteen through the old-timers league
He was named All Star numerous times and continued to gain batting titles through his years in Semi-Pro and Old Timers league
Also played in local fast pitch softball leagues
Recognized as one of the top umpires in the youth, High School and Semi-Pro ranks