Inducted in 2023 Alonzo Ruelas began his baseball journey at age 5 playing in the Socorro Optimist League for his father Willie Ruelas with the Socorro Pirates. His baseball journey was nurtured by the support from his mom Alicia. Alonzo comes from an encouraging and supportive baseball family and his love of the game includes guidance from Diana, Cynthia and Danny. Alonzo was a star player at Socorro High School earning multiple All District, All City honors. He also earned All State recognition playing for the Bulldogs Following high school, Ruelas signed to play collegiately with Grayson County College and was a member of their 2000 National Championship team. Following Junior College, he was drafted in the 8th round by the Atlanta Braves. Alonzo began his professional career playing rookie ball in the Braves organization. His professional journey includes playing for the Danville Braves, Rome Braves, and Myrtle Beach Pelicans. During Spring training Alonzo played with the Richmond Braves and Jacksonville Braves. Alonzo was also called up to catch John Smoltz in 2004. Ruelas played alongside some famous players to include Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Javy Lopez. Other notable players that he played against during his time with the Braves were Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Albert Puljos, and Miguel Cabrera. Alonzo enjoys unconditional support, love and partnership with his wife Carmen Ruelas and his children Alonzo Jordan and Colton Ruelas
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