1/16 EPBBHOF 1990-91

2/16 LARRY MOOSE STUBING

3/16 RAUL (RULY) MEDRANO

4/16 BETO PORTUGAL

5/16 BUFE MORRISON

6/16 MANUEL (MANNY) AYALA

7/16 ROBERT (BOB) OSBORNE

8/16 MARC STEPHEN BOMBARD

9/16 VICTOR FAYANT

10/16 ARTHUR H (ART) MILLS

11/16 IRVIN WALKER (BUS) GILLETT

12/16 MIKE BELTRAN

13/16 FRANK HERBIE JOHNSON

14/16 RUBEN PORRAS

15/16 CLIFF HILL

16/16 JOHN BODE ( BOB) OSBORNE

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EPBBHOF ALBUM COVER 1990-91

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Born in Bronx New York and played football, basketball and baseball at Evander Childs High School
Named All New York City in football and basketball
Turned down a football scholarship to Penn State
Signed in 1956 with the Pittsburgh Pirates right out of high school for a bonus of $400 and $175 monthly salary to play in minor leagues as pitcher and first baseman
Played with Pirates, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and California Angels organizations
In 1964, he batted .316, hit 32 home runs and drove in 120 runs while playing for El Paso in the Texas League
In 1966, he played in the Mexican League
In 1967, he was called out of retirement by the California Angels and was assigned to El Paso as a player-manager
He managed teams to championships in the Midwest League in 1976, California League in 1977, the Texas League in 1978 and the Pacific Coast League in 1984
Coached for the California Angels in the Major Leagues

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Grade school star with the El Paso Optimists League
Chosen to Pony All Stars as a pitcher and beat Hobbs NM in the sub-district final
In 1956, he pitched the Seitsinger Babe Ruth Lower Valley team to a victory over the New Mexico State Champions
In 1958, he was the only freshman selected All District setting several pitching records with 61 strike outs, 0.97 earned run average in 50 innings while pitching for Ysleta High School
Named All District as a sophomore compiling 45 strikeouts in 38 innings and hitting .381
In 1960, as a Junior he led the district with a 11-1 record and struck out 107 batters to become the winningest pitcher in 1-AAAA history and again earned All District honors
Arm trouble plagued his Senior year but he again earned All District honors playing first base
Only player to that time to be named All District four years in 1-AAAA
In 1962, Sid Cohen signed Ruly to play for the Kansas City Athletics
Played in Florida State, Northwest and Midwest Leagues and compiled outstanding records in all
Severe shoulder injury and elbow chips ended his career
Coached youth baseball and his Sons adopted his love for the game and continue as High School Coaches

Eastside / Eastwood, (1980 - 1989), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Loved and lived for the game of Baseball
Played for Forti’s Baseball Club in 1946
Played in the Commercial, International, City, Old Pro and Old Timers Leagues
Won 8 batting titles
Named Most Valuable Player 3 times
Won 5 Gold Glove Awards
Named Outstanding Player twice
Suffered a heart attack in 1977 and two years after bypass surgery he resumed playing with Forti’s baseball team as a designated hitter, pitcher and infielder

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1990
Championed the idea that led to the creation of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988
Brought together a group of baseball business leaders to form and foster the continued growth and success of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Born in El Paso Texas in 1939
Played on first El Paso Little League All Star team at age 12
Played on first El Paso Little League All Start team to participate in state tournament in Midland Texas
Played 3 years of baseball in Optimist League and earned “All Star” honors
Played at Cathedral High School for 3 years
Member of the Irish team which went to Catholic State Tournament in 1957
Played for El Paso Merchants team and in 1958 went to National Baseball Congress State Tournament
Merchants finished as Runner-Up to Alpine Cowboys who went on to finish second at National Tournament in 1958
Played on baseball scholarship for Texas Western College from 1964 – 1966
Selected Second Team All American
Named to City League All Star Team 15 times as a catcher, second baseman and outfielder
Named Most Valuable Player 7 times
Played in “35 and Over” league at age 45
Involved with Senior Olympics
By 1990, he had won 24 baseball awards
Elected to the International Baseball Tournament Hall of Fame
Elected to El Paso Senior Hall of Fame in 1994
Elected to El Paso Softball Hall of Fame in 1987
Elected to Texas Senior Games Hall of Fame in 2001
Elected to El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008
Founder and Original Board Member of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame who continues his service through 2012
Drafted By Laws for Organization and set up nomination and election processes to be followed as well as honor ceremonies to celebrate inductees
Member of Original El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Served as first President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Feels Blessed to have been a part of baseball for over 40 years

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Played for the El Paso Junior Baseball Champions and went to State TAAF Playoffs as member of Purity Bakers at the age of 14
In 1942, played for the Bowie High School American Legion Baseball team which won the State Championship hitting .391
In 1944, he was a leading hitter in the International League
During a ten year period, he won the batting title 4 times and the home run title 6 times
His batting average was .372 during that span and he was named Most Valuable Player 3 times
In fifteen years of International League play, he compiled a batting average of .345, set career records in home runs (133), runs scored (456) and total base hits (689)
Played two years in Mexican Baseball League with the Juarez Indios
Played with El Paso Texans
Played in El Paso Old Pro League 1966-1967
According to article written by Ray Sanchez in 1966, he was known as the “Babe Ruth of El Paso Sandlot Baseball”

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1990
President of El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 2010 and 2011
Lettered two years in baseball for Ysleta High School
All District as a third baseman in 1956
Attended University of Texas in Austin on a baseball scholarship
Head Baseball Coach at Burges High School starting in 1969
Led school to its first varsity baseball District Championship in 1972
Through the time of his induction in 1990 he had guided Burges to District Championships in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976 (co-champs), 1977, 1982, 1983 and 1985
Bi-District Champions in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1983 and 1985
His 1983 team won District, Bi-District, Area, Regional and Quarter Final Titles and earned a spot in Texas State UIL Final Four Championships
Featured speaker at baseball clinics in Texas and New Mexico
Served as President of the El Paso Coaches Association
Served as Director of Region 1 of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame
Inducted in Texas High School Baseball Hall of Fame
Recognized as the “Top Coach” in El Paso High School ranks during his tenure and mentored his players into coaching and head coaching ranks
Baseball field at Burges High School is dedicated and named in his honor
Inducted into 3 different Halls of Fame
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Played varsity baseball at Eastwood High school for three years
Named All District his senior year (1967) as pitcher and outfielder
Earned baseball scholarship to Angelo State University
Transferred to UTEP following termination of the baseball program at Angelo State
Played at UTEP for Andy Cohen
Won 28 games as a pitcher which represented the most in UTEP baseball history to that point in time
Won 13 of those games as a Senior including a shut out of national power Arizona State in Tempe Arizona
After college he began an 18 year association with the Cincinnati Reds
He threw three no hitters in the minors including a perfect game against Lakeland in 1975
He started a career as a roving pitching instructor for the Reds in 1978
In 1982, he got his first managerial assignment for the Reds in Billings Montana
Managed AA Harrisburg Pirates
Managed Winter League in Venezuela
In 1988, he managed the El Paso Diablos

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in Class of 1990
Played baseball from age 13 to age 36
In 15 years of coaching, his teams won 564 games and lost only 58
Coached 5 teams to Colt World Series
Coached 3 teams to Connie Mack World Series
From 1970 to 1984, he was the West Texas AABC Commissioner of El Paso
In 1981, he was awarded the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Service Award
Served on AABC Board of Directors for 18 years
He gave his time, his money and his heart to young people playing the game of baseball in El Paso
He had a strict adherence to the rules and equal treatment for all during his time as Commissioner
Original Board Member and Officer of El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Past President El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
Graduate of Austin High School
Played in local Semi-Pro leagues before joining El Paso Texans in 1940
Played for Wichita Falls in West Texas-New Mexico League in 1941
During World War II played for Lake Charles Louisiana, Birmingham Alabama in Class A and Richmond Virginia
Top notch reliever who played against Duke Snider, Lee Anthony, Johnny Jorgenson and Bob Osborn
Arm trouble led to his retirement in 1945

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
A contemporary of Syd and Andy Cohen
Pitched the University of Texas at Austin to Southwest Conference Championships in 1918, 1920, 1921 and 1922
Played and pitched the Texas Longhorns to 4 Southwest Conference Championships
World War I interrupted his college career
Named All Southwest Conference all four years at Texas and lost only two games
Named Longhorns Captain in 1922
Following graduation, he turned down an offer to turn pro with the Detroit Tigers
Recognized as one of the greatest baseball players in El Paso history who never played in professional ranks
Named to University of Texas Hall of Champions in 1976

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Started playing Little League in 1953
Led Ysleta High School to District and Bi-District titles in 1968-1969
Named to 5 Regional and 3 All Star teams in Chihuahua during 1968-1969
Led Ranger Junior College to Division and Conference Championship in 1971
“Ace” pitcher for University of Texas at El Paso in 1972
Struck out 25 batters on two occasions
Chosen to Mexican National Team to compete in World Cup in 1972
Signed with Philadelphia Phillies in 1973 and played with Toledo Mudhens
Played nine years of professional baseball including Mexican League
Head Coach of Del Valle High School and led team to District and Bi-District championships
Named Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1991
Coached Horizon High School Scorpions to their first baseball playoff appearance
Recognized as “Bi-National Hero” for his baseball exploits on both sides of our International border

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
Started setting records at Bel Air High School where he led the Highlanders to the Bi-District Playoffs hitting .459, 6 home runs and and a 6-0 pitching record.
Defeated Midland in Bi-District in 1960 before losing to Lubbock Monterrey where he hit one of the longest home runs in school history
Played American Legion competition in 1959 and 1960 and led team to state finals
Signed by San Francisco Giants in 1961
Played for Giant minor league squads in Salem where he hit .314, Decatur where he hit .328, Springfield where he made AA Eastern League All Star team and Phoenix in the AAA Pacific Coast League
Called up to San Francisco in late season 1966
Hit by bad hop in 1968 and spent remainder of season on injured reserve
Played in Japan in 1972 and hit .265 with 20 home runs
Finished his playing career in 1975

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
Led Bowie High School to 1949 Texas High School State Championship
Graduated from Bowie in 1951 after leading Bears to Bi-District playoffs in 1950
Turned down a scholarship to pitch for Idaho University and started professional career in 1951 with the El Paso Texans
In 1951, the Texans opened their exhibition season against the New York Yankees and fresh out of high school he pitched against Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Hank Bauer
In 1952 he injured his arm pitching in the Mexican Winter League
Following two years of military service with the US Army he tried to resume his career but his arm never recaptured its magic
He attributes his success to his legendary Coach Nemo Herrera at Bowie High School who, “not only taught him the fundamentals of baseball but how to win”.

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
One of El Paso’s all time pitching greats from 1912 until World War I
Started pitching in 1912 for Globe Mills and led team to city championship
1913 pitched for the El Paso Mavericks in the Famed Copper League composed of teams from New Mexico and El Paso with rosters dotted with professional players
Pitched 12 straight victories including defeat of league champion Santa Rita New Mexico
Pitched for Waco of the Texas League
Named to Texas League All Star team in 1916 winning 23 games and losing 13 with 251 strikeouts
Led the American Expenditionary Force team to championship with General Black Jack Pershing throwing out first pitch
Lifetime record of 105 wins and 48 losses
Died in 1938 at the age of 45 from complications following surgery for emergency appendectomy

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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Inducted in 1991
Started his career in the sandlots of El Paso but his skills moved him into the majors as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals
Started his professional career in the East Texas League in 1924 winning 20 games and losing only 8
Pitched for Wichita Falls in Texas League and picked up by Chicago Cubs in 1925 winning 6 games in the big leagues
Played for Joe McCarthy who later managed the New York Yankees
One of his top games was a twelve inning game he pitched and lost 1-0 on an error against Grover Cleveland Alexander
Final professional stop was with Pittsburgh before retiring
His lifetime record was 27 wins and 17 losses
Passed away in 1960

Eastside / Eastwood, (1990 - 1999), Sports

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