EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

EPBBHOF 2015-16-17

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JERRY VALDEZ

Inducted in 2015 3X All District player at Socorro High School Collegiate All Conference Player at Cochise Junior College (Arizona) and Ft. Hays State (Kansas) Single season record holder 96 RBI, 28 Doubles, 184 Total Bases set in 1997 Inducted into Ft. Hays State University Hall of Fame 2011 Drafted 25th Round by Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 and played 5 years in organization reaching Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 2001 President Dallas Patriots Select Baseball Organization

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TAYLOR PAUL

Inducted in 2015 All District and All City catcher for Franklin High School 1997-1998 Southwestern University (1999-2002) Top SCAC Conference batting average .458 with 5 home runs, 22 walks, 13 stolen bases, and only struck out 5X in 2001 All Conference selection NCAA All West Regional selection NCAA Academic First Team All American 2001 Team Captain and led nation in hit by pitch (9) and helped lead team to Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament playoffs Inducted into Southwestern University’s Wall of Honor College Coach and NAIA and NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Jim Mellon, called him the “biggest surprise in my 35-year career

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PAUL STRELZIN

Inducted in 2015 Local Legend known for his engaging personality and creativity and part of El Paso baseball history for his voice, energy and sense of humor Known for catch phrases like “We Wanna a Hit”, “Let’s Wake up Mona the Elephant over at the Zoo” and gimmicks like the “Green Weenie Rally Flag” Public Address announcer for El Paso Diablos Double-A baseball team starting in 1974 Nationally known in books, national articles and known as “The Strelz” or “The Mouth” First baseball PA announcer to ever be thrown out of a game by a home plate umpire for playing the song “Three Blind Mice” followed by another song’s opening line, “I’ve Been Cheated/When Will I be Loved” Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009

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Paul Strelzin served as principal of Bowie High.

LEO CARAVEO

Inducted in 2015 Played on 1965 District Championship team at Ysleta High School Served our Country during Vietnam War 1969 United States Army Military League MVP 1971 led Military League Division Champions in hitting .450 with 12 home runs Semi-Pro baseball in El Paso and Juarez 1973-1981 Served El Paso community as baseball Umpire and Coach Initiated baseball program for Sierra Blanca High School First baseball Coach for Sierra Blanca High School 1997 Board Member for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 1999 – 2002 and 2014 – Present Served as Vice President for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 and 2016 Serves as President beginning January 1, 2017 HOME BANQUET INDUCTEES PICTURES CONTACT

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JUAN ZARAGOZA

Inducted in 2015 3-Year letterman Bowie High School 1965-1968 Pitcher at Ranger Junior College 1970 “Ace” pitcher and Juarez League multiple All Star selection 1971-1990 9 Win 1 loss pitching record for El Paso Tejanos National Championship squad in 2011 Overcome medical challenges including loss of partial vision and kidney surgery as he continues to perform at All Star and MVP levels into the 2015 season

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DARRIN GLENN

Inducted in 2016 Hanks High School 1984- 1987 All District and All City Selection his junior and senior seasons Earned scholarship to Howard Junior College Played in Summer Jayhawk League Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 29th Round In 1990, earned scholarship to University of New Orleans and earned All Conference honors as a second baseman In 1991, transferred to Texas Tech University where he earned All Southwest Conference honors as a third baseman and earned multiple Player of the Week honors 1993 – 1994 Independent Ball with Burlington Bees 1993 – 1996 Class A San Jose; Class AA Shreveport and Class AAA Phoenix Giants organization Appeared in 2 major baseball movies: Little Big League and The Rookie

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VICTOR MALDONADO

Inducted in 2016 Captain and MVP for Irvin High School Baseball team 1997 – 1999 Youth Baseball Coach 1999 – Present Umpire at all levels 2003 – 2010 Selected to Umpire High School Playoffs 2004 – Present Umpired National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 2005 – 2010 Umpired Independent Professional Baseball for the American Association League 2005 – Present Umpired National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2014 – Present Umpired El Paso Mexican Baseball Fiesta at Southwest University Park 2016 – Present Standby Umpire for El Paso Chihuahuas AAA Pacific Coast League play 2016 – Present Umpired NCAA Division III and Division I play in the Western Athletic Conference

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MATT HICKS

Inducted in 2016 1989 – 1994 Play by Play Broadcaster for Class A Frederick Keys for the Baltimore Orioles Carolina League affiliate 1995 – 2004 Director of Broadcasting and Play by Play for Class AA El Paso Diablos for the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks Texas League affiliate UTEP Men’s Basketball Broadcaster El Paso Buzzards Hockey Broadcaster El Paso Area High School Football and Basketball Broadcaster 2004 – 2012 Director of Broadcasting and Play by Play Broadcaster for Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks for the Houston Astros Texas League affiliate 2007 – 2009 TV Play by Play for Fox Sports Southwest Astros Minor Team of the Week 2012 – Present Radio Play by Play and Color the Cactus League Exhibition Season Current Play by Play Director for the Texas Rangers on the Texas Ranger Radio network Winner of Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award in El Paso Appeared in movie, Major League II

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ERIC ENDERS

Inducted in 2016 Won his first writing essay about the Dodgers at the age of 12 PA announcer for Eastwood High School In 1997, he wrote the first published writing about Jackie Robinson for the Austin American Statesman Following graduation from the University of Texas, he worked for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Also worked as a freelance writer and Editor for MLB Properties, The New York Times, National Geographic, Variety, Yankees Magazine, Barnes and Noble and served as a consultant for the HBO Movie “61” Has also written for Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and HBO Has written more than 10 books on baseball and has been published in the MLB World Series program for 16 consecutive years Currently host of “Fadeaway” which is a Baseball History podcast First Mexican-American to be employed by the national Baseball Hall of Fame and in 2006 he was contracted to serve as a consultant on Latinos in Baseball Currently co-author on a new release titled Mexican American Baseball in West Texas

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PETE LEYVA

Inducted in 2016 Played during the “Roaring 20’s” Military play in league compiled of all the Major Leaguers who were serving during the War Started play in El Paso in the Copper League, City League, El Paso Army League, Harry Mitchell Baseball League and Cerveceria Juarez Baseball Club Star Pitcher for El Paso baseball team One of his notable games was a 16-inning complete game 1-0 victory over fellow Hall of Fame Honoree Manny Ponsford Played in Army-Navy All Star game at the Polo Grounds Because of his skill as a Pitcher was often selected by travel teams to play in high money games In the mid-1940’s, he became an investor in the El Paso professional baseball club Served as player, coach, umpire, sponsor and President of the El Paso Texans

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JESSE MUNOZ

Inducted in 2017 2X All District and All City High School Honoree for Burges High School El Paso Times High School Player of the Year 1990 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame High School Co-Player of the Year 1990 All Conference Honoree Western New Mexico University All Conference Honoree Sul Ross State University Head Baseball Coach El Paso Community College at the time recognized as the youngest college Baseball Coach in the country District Coach of the Year – San Elizario High School District Coach of the Year – Burges High School Guided Burges High School to 3 consecutive Bi-District titles in the 3 years he coached the Mustangs In 2007 guided Americas Trailblazers to the school’s first playoff berth In 2010 guided Americas High School to the school’s first baseball District Championship Guided Americas to 3 consecutive district titles and a school record for games won in a season in 2016 and earned a Bi-District championship Earned multiple District High School Coach of the Year honors Named El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame High School Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2016 Wife Linda, Daughter Trinity, Sons Jake and Tre Mom Ofelia, Dad Jesus, Brothers Rene and David

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LONNIE DUGGER

Inducted in 2017 3X All District Honoree for Eastwood High School 2X All City Honoree for Eastwood High School Drafted by Atlanta Braves and the Montreal Expos in 1977 Signed with California Angels in 1979 Played in 1980 with the El Paso Diablos Finished his pro career in the Eastern League in Holyoak Massachusetts

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LUIS GONZALEZ

Inducted in 2017 Represented Team Mexico in World Boys Baseball tournaments in Mexico City in 1986 and Nagoya Japan in 1989 Pitcher on Socorro High School Sweet 16 Finalist Pitcher on Socorro High School team that went undefeated and made history by going 16-0 in District 2-5A Earned scholarship to Cochise Junior College Earned scholarship to University of New Mexico In 1996 at the age of 22 drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates Advanced through Pirates farm system before deciding to take time off from baseball to be by his mother’s side during her last days dealing with cancer Signed and played for the Juarez Indios, Dorados de Chihuahua, Faraones de Casas Grandes Signed and played with Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican League in 2000 Father Luis and Mom Paula

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RENE QUINONES

Inducted in 2017 All District and All City Pitcher for Eastwood High School in 1988 Earned scholarship as a Pitcher for Hutchinson Junior College in 1989 Earned scholarship as a Pitcher for the University of New Mexico in 1990 Signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1991 and pitched in Billings Montana In 1992, pitched for Midwest League Champion Cedar Rapids In 1993 and 1994, pitched for Carolina League Champion Winston Salem In 1999, pitched for Independent League Champions in Amarillo Texas 2001 – 2007 served as Pitching Coach for Scottsdale and Ranger Junior Colleges 2014 – 2015 served as Pitching Coach for El Paso Community College

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JOHN CAZARES

Inducted in 2017 All District and All City second baseman for Ysleta High School in 1977 Played at Hill Junior College in 1978 and 1979 Earned All Academic, Dean’s List honors at Hill Junior College Earned induction into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hill Junior College Started as short stop for UTEP in 1980 hitting .377 and set a team record for hitting doubles in 8 consecutive games Umpired from 1976-1983 Assistant Baseball Coach and later named Head Baseball Coach at Eastwood High School Succeeded by 3 former players as Head Baseball Coach at Eastwood High School Returned to duty as an Assistant Coach for Eastwood High School in 2016 and 2017 Known as “Coach Caz”

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