EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF 1992-93

EPBBHOF ALBUM COVER 1992-93

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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BOB ARNOLD

Inducted in 1992 Star Pitcher and Outfielder for Austin High School As a freshman, he won all 5 of his starts As a sophomore, he went 5-3 and pitched a no-hitter Named All District as a junior with a 12-4 record striking out 171 batters and tossing 7 shutouts and 1 no-hitter As a Senior, he was named “Texas High School Outstanding Baseball Player” by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce His senior year he won 16 games and lost only 2 with a staggering 247 strikeouts, 7 shutouts and 1 no-hitter Named to Texas All State Team as an Outfielder Earned multiple All District honors Pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball in Game 2 Panther playoff win over Lubbock Monterrey The following day he tossed 15 innings of shutout baseball leading Austin to a Game 3 win over Monterrey and advancement in Texas State playoffs In that series he pitched 22 scoreless innings Led Austin High School to 1965 Final Four of State Playoffs Pitched 7 scoreless innings against eventual State Champ Dallas Samuel before Austin lost 2-0 in extra innings He didn’t allow a single home run in 132 innings on the mound and had a batting average of .375 as a senior Earned scholarship to Texas A & M University Named to All-Southwest Conference team as an outfielder batting .313 as the cleanup hitter in 1968 Served as President for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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MIKE BARRUETA

Inducted in 1992 Past President El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors Involved in baseball for the past 60 years as a player, coach, commissioner, Director and Scout Star pitcher for El Paso High School Inducted into the El Paso High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 Pitched for Texas Western College Miners in 1963,1964 & 1965 as a late reliever and starter and had a combined record of 23-7 Played 25 years in the City League, Juarez Amateur League and the Lower Valley Old Timers League Overall record was 205-58 and helped his teams win 9 championships Named Most Valuable Player in 1982 and 1983 Named Most Valuable Player for Playoffs in 1981, 1982 and 1984 Selected “Best Pitcher” in 1981, 1982 and 1985 His teams won League Championships in 1981, 1982 and 1984 Inducted into International Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 1957-1969, he coached three City Championships and took the 1966 Connie Mack El Paso team to a fourth place finish in their World Series Served as West Texas Baseball Commissioner for the Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle Baseball Leagues in El Paso Served as Original Board Member for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Currently continues his baseball journey as a Recommending Scout for the Cincinnati Reds

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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K C BROWN

Inducted in 1992 All State Football Player for his high school in Kansas Named All Kansas Collegiate Conference player three years while playing football for Baker University Coached El Paso High School in football, track, basketball and baseball Named Head Baseball Coach at Austin High School in 1950 Won 347 games and lost only 157 during his tenure at Austin High School Led Panthers to 9 District titles, 3 Bi-District championships, 2 Regional crowns and two Texas State Baseball Final Tournaments His Austin Panthers defeated Lubbock Monterrey in 22 innings In 1965, his Panthers lost in the Texas State Final Four Semi-Finals to eventual State Champ Dallas Samuel 2-0 in extra innings and beat Houston Galena Park for third place Chosen “Coach of the Year” 6 times Outstanding Teacher and Coach in the El Paso Independent School District until his retirement in 1975

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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JUAN GOMEZ

Inducted in 1992 In 1958, selected All District as a Pitcher with a 4-0 record leading Bowie High School to District title Selected All District and Most Valuable Player with a 8-0 pitching record while batting for a .361 average and leading Bowie to another District Championship in 1959 Once pitched a no-hitter with no balls hit to outfield Finished as first pitcher to come out of District 1-AAAA season undefeated with a 12-0 pitching record and two Bi-District victories Played for Chicago White Sox organization for two years following high school and amassed a 11-4 record In 1961, his contract was purchased by the Washington Senators and he was named to the All Star team of the Alabama-Florida League with a 9-6 record and 137 strikeouts Upon promotion to Carolina League, he pitched a no-hitter in his first game While enlisted in the Army, he was selected to the USATF All Star Team and the All Europe Tournament Team with a 15-1 record and one no-hitter In 1966, he played in the Texas League for the Albuquerque Dodgers and had the most relief appearances (66) in the league

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ARMANDO (SAM) SAMBRANO

Inducted in 1992 Started playing baseball at the age of 12 in 1933 Played under the Downtown Optimist Club until 1942 Served his country starting in 1942 with the First Infantry Division Captured by the enemy October 17, 1944 and was a Prisoner of War for six months Liberated by the Soviet Army Returned home in April 1945 Started playing softball and baseball in 1946 until 1958 Started Umpiring in 1947 and continued until 1983 Credited with having a calm demeanor and great knowledge of the rules which allowed him to excel under intense competitive situations on the field Umpired Little League, High School, Texas League, Professional Major League Exhibitions in Texas and New Mexico Umpired at World Softball Tournament for 12 years Served as President of the Independent Softball (Fast-pitch) League for 12 years Served as President of the Industrial Softball League for 8 years Member of I.S.C. Hall of Fame as an Umpire

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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CHENDO CEDILLO

Inducted in 1992 Made a name for himself as a feared hitter and successful manager in his 50 year career with baseball Won 7 batting titles in 16 years of playing with Lower Valley League Managed the Ysleta Merchants Old Timers baseball team from 1975 to 1992 Inducted in the International Baseball Hall of Fame in Chihuahua Mexico Credited with starting the baseball program at Ysleta High School

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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ERNESTO RAMOS

Inducted in 1992 In 1950, he led his Fabens Little League team as a Pitcher and First Baseman to the league championship with a batting average over .400 and was named the Most Valuable Player In 1953, led his Fabens Pony league team to championship hitting over .400 and being named Co-Most Valuable Player In 1955 and 1956, he batted .350 and led his Los Gatos team to two consecutive Juarez Lower Valley League Championships From 1957 to 1971, he was named to 15 consecutive All Star teams with the Fabens Merchants Baseball Semi-Pro Team in the El Paso Lower Valley League Earned two Batting Championships and Most Valuable Player awards hitting .464 and .557

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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ALEX VILLALOBOS

Inducted in 1993 Started his baseball career at the age of 16 in 1944 playing for Fabens High School Finished his high school career playing for San Fernando California where he was voted Most Valuable Player hitting .398 In 1947 he returned to El Paso and played Semi-Pro for Clint A two year military stint with the United States Army saw him receive the Purple Heart and two Battle Stars interrupted his baseball journey Played for Fabens baseball team from 1953-1959 Gave the team its name the “Fabens Merchants” and brought the team into the Lower Valley League Became Manager of the team in 1960 and won 6 league championships and never finishing worse than second in the league Recognized as “Mr. Baseball” by the President of the Lower Valley League

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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LOU CAMILLI

Inducted in 1993 Played for Austin High School Panthers and was named All District all four years 1965-1967, played for Texas A & M University 1965, he led the Aggies in batting average, home runs and runs batted in and team earned Freshman All Southwest Conference Championship Named to All Star team with Rapid City Chiefs in Basin League 1966, led Aggies to Southwest Conference Co-Championship Named to All Southwest Conference team and honored as Most Valuable Player in 1966 Named to Topps All American team as third baseman Selected to play in Pan American Games for USA team as third baseman 1967 was selected to All Southwest Conference Team In 1968, as a Coach he led Aggies Freshman team to Southwest Conference title with 10-0 record Signed with Cleveland Indians Leading hitter for Class A Reno Silver Sox with a .327 batting average in 1969 In 1970 named to All Star team for Class AA Waterbury Indians and called up to Indians in August Leading hitter for Class AAA Wichita Aeros hitting .338 again named to All Star team and received August call up to Indians in 1971 Played for Cleveland Indians 1972-1974 and served as Player Representative his first year Knee Injury ended his playing days

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KIKI MELENDEZ

Inducted in 1993 Spent over 40 years in baseball playing 10 years for Leo Forti in Semi-Pro league and 30 years in City, Lower Valley, Interstate, Upper Valley and 40-60 leagues In the 1940’s, he hit over .350 playing second and third base From 1945-1955, he was Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Award Winner 7 seasons Selected to All Star Team 19 times during his career Won 8 batting titles Named “Top Pitcher” 12 different seasons Declined opportunity to turn Professional for the Texas Rangers and the El Paso Texans because pay did not match that of his regular job Achieved a 90% winning percentage over his 40 year baseball journey His Sons Jimmy and Danny followed their father’s footsteps into the Semi-Pro leagues under Leo Forti One of his Sons, Jimmy is a El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee and successful coach at Riverside High School

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LYNN HUNT

Inducted in 1993 Selected to All Star team from 1950 to 1959 In 1961, he began his high school career at Bel Air playing first base Youngest player to be selected to Babe Ruth All Star team in 1961 Pitched and played first base for Bel Air in 1962, compiling a record of 8 wins and 1 loss while hitting .470 In 1963, he played outfield and first base for Bel Air and hit .429 Twice selected to Colt League All Star team and compiled a 9-1 record leading the team to World Series both years His senior year at Bel Air he pitched and played outfield hitting .390 and compiling a 4-3 record pitching 55 innings and striking out 67 In 1965, he received a 4 year scholarship to Texas Western College and hit .333 as a freshman 22-10 pitching record in college while also playing the outfield Elected to Bel Air Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969 In 1968, played in Lower Valley League and pitched Socorro to championship with a 10-0 record earning Most Valuable and “Best Pitcher” honors and struck out 20 batters in one game Played until 1990 earning All Star honors every year and pitching a perfect game in 1972

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KIKI GOMEZ

Inducted in 1993 His name is synonymous with winning baseball teams on both sides of the El Paso border Involved in baseball over 55 years playing American Legion and Semi-Pro baseball Recognized for his ability to play both Catcher and Pitcher in the same game Lifetime batting average over .310 with over 100 home runs and a Pitching record of 245 wins and 140 losses Declined offers to play professionally both in the United States and Mexico In 1946-1947, played for Montelongo’s and named Most Valuable Player During the 1950’s played in Mexico and led Imperial to championship Played in the City League in the 1960’s earning “Best Pitcher” awards in 1962 and 1964 Played in Old Timers League and Over 50’s League earning more honors and championships Started umpiring at all different levels of baseball from youth leagues to high school in 1981

Area: Eastside / Eastwood

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