1/19 EPBBHOF 2000-01-02

2/19 ROY LEWIS

3/19 TRINI GUILLEN

4/19 WILLIE TAPIA

5/19 AL SILVA

6/19 MARVIN NICCHIO

7/19 KAREN PAUL

8/19 JIMMY MELENDEZ

9/19 DANNY BLANCO

10/19 WILLIE SANCHEZ

11/19 RUDY CARRASCO

12/19 ROBERT MARTINEZ

13/19 FRANK CAMPOS

14/19 JOE DIVIS

15/19 DON WILSON

16/19 Lou Campos

17/19 LOUIS REY

18/19 RUDY CARBAJAL

19/19 PERRY HUDDLESTON

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2000
Starred in Las Cruces New Mexico American Legion play at the age of 14 in 1947
Played for El Paso High School 1950-1951
Played for Las Cruces High School in 1952 and 1953
Earned and played on baseball scholarship from Sul Ross State University 1954-1958
Played Semi-Pro with the powerful Alpine Cowboys during that same period
Named Most Valuable Player in the Alpine Invitational Tournament in 1958
Took coaching job in Jal New Mexico and led team to State Baseball Championship in 1959
In 1962 he became the Head Baseball coach at Sul Ross
He scheduled Arizona State to play his Lobos and the Sun Devils were coached by future major leaguers Bobby Winkels (major league manager), Sal Bando (3rd basemen) Rick Monday (center field) and Reggie Jackson (right field)
During his playing days, he batted against Satchel Paige and Virgil Trucks
Board Member for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2000
Star Pitcher who helped lead the 1949 Bowie Bears to the Texas State Baseball Championship
Pitched Bowie to 5-1 Semi-Final victory over Stephenville
In the championship game, he was called into action as a relief pitcher and entered with the bases loaded and no outs
Bowie won the game 3-2 to claim State Crown
In 1950, Jefferson High School opened its doors and Trini played for the Foxes
Pitched and led the Foxes to two wins over the Bowie Bears that year even though they returned all their major players except him
All District Player at both Bowie and Jefferson
Pitched for the powerful Semi-Pro Alpine Cowboys
Also played locally for the Semi-Pro La Mesa Blue Jays and the Forti’s Devils
Was named “All Star” 10 seasons and was Leo Forti’s top pitcher for 10 seasons winning 106 games and losing only 18
Inducted into the Forti’s Hall of Fame in 1980

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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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

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2000
Started his playing days at the Dan Ponder Little League in 1955
Played for Jefferson High School 1958-1962 where he was named All District
Accepted baseball scholarship to play at St. Edwards University in 1963
Played at Texas Western in 1964
Played in the Industrial Fast Pitch Softball League from 1966-1973
Coached in Boys Baseball Youth Organization
Started his high school coaching career as Assistant at Bowie High School in 1969
Named as Varsity Head Coach for Jefferson High School in 1974 to 1980 and his teams won 72 games and lost only 42
Junior Varsity Head Coach at Burges High School 1981-1983
Assisted Mustangs in their 1983 trip to Texas State Final Four Championships
Named Bowie High School Head Baseball Coach in 1984 and elevated program by improving field conditions and renewing interest and participation in the sport
Through 1999, his Bears had won 192 games and lost 144

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2000
Coached in Boys Baseball of El Paso program for eleven years
coached Optimist Club baseball for 3 years
As a Coach in the Optimist League, he took a team that had not won a game the previous year and introduced the infamous “lead bat” and the club responded with a batting average of .586
Coached two years of Pony League
Served on the Board for Boys Baseball of El Paso for 14 years
He served as the official photographer for the El Paso Diablos from 1986 – 1994
In 1994, the Diablos management acknowledged his work and presented him with his own Texas League Championship ring which he wore every day
He received acknowledgement for his work and photographs in the book, “The Texas League 1888-1987”
Many of his photographs were published in various National sports magazines
Served as President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2000
Chief Financial Officer for the El Paso Diablos from 1974 to 1992
Helped organize many promotional and advertising functions for the Diablos during her tenure with her brother Jim Paul, owner of the Diablos
Innovator of the “Diablo Diamond Girls” and created and organized their dance routines, game day activities and public appearances
Developed the Diablo Diamond Girls into a game day featured attraction
Helped Diablos organization win National Administrative Baseball honors including the MacPhail Trophy in 1976, 1982 and 1993; President’s Trophy in 1986 and the Minor League Franchise of the Decade for the 1980’s
Named National Association of Baseball Executive Woman of the Year in 1983

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
Played and starred in youth leagues including Little League State Champion and World Series Qualifier, Pony and Colt League Champions
All Star in youth leagues
All District in 1971 at Bel Air High School on the District and Bi-District Championship team
Played on Connie Mack Regional Championship team
Played on Lower Valley City League Champions
Attended Ranger Junior College on a baseball scholarship
Started coaching career at Hanks High School in 1980 under El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Williams
Coached Riverside High School since 1985
Led Rangers to 17 District Championships in 19 years
12 Bi-District Championships
8 Area Championships – – the most in El Paso
8 Region I Quarter Finals – – the most in El Paso
1 Region I Semi-Final Championship
1 Region I Final Championship
In 2000, his Rangers were the District, Bi-District, Area and Regional Champions and advanced to the Texas State Final Four Championship in the 4A Division
Since his induction in 2001, his Rangers have continued to be the dominant and preeminent baseball program in the El Paso 4A division and have added multiple District, Bi-District and Area championships
El Paso City High School Coach of the Year 5X
Selected 2008 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All Star North Squad Coach – – won 2-1
Seven of his teams have been ranked in the top 18 in the State of Texas
667-207 record as Riverside Head Baseball Coach
Selected to coach “Team Texas” Sophomore and Junior teams
130 players are in Law Enforcement professions
5 players with Secret Service, FBI or State Department
29 players are High School coaches
3 players are Head High School Baseball Coaches
Associate Scout for Texas Rangers 1999 & 2000
Associate Scout for the New York Mets 2001 & 2002
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013
Son of El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Enrique “Kiki” Melendez

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
Started playing little league in 1959
Outstanding player and All Star in youth leagues including Pony, Babe Ruth and Colt
Member of 1965 Connie Mack team that finished third in the nation
All District honors in 1964 and 1965 while playing for Ysleta High School hitting over .400 and playing third base
From 1966 to 1969, he started at third base in every game for Texas Western/UTEP
Career college batting average was over .300
Hit .355 his sophomore year when UTEP was ranked 7th in the nation
Played in Juarez and El Paso Semi-Pro leagues from 1966 to 1992 and never hit below .400
Named Most Valuable Player numerous times and played on multiple All Star teams
Played in the State Championship in Chihuahua and NBC Texas Championship
Invited to play for the Mexican National team in 1968
His final year of playing he hit .488

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
Graduated in 1964 from El Paso High School after an outstanding athletic career
From 1964-1968, he played varsity baseball at Denver University as well as one year of varsity basketball
Named Head Baseball Coach for El Paso High School in 1970
Started his career in professional baseball as the General Manager in Daytona Beach Florida for a Los Angeles Dodgers farm team
He also served as General Manager in El Paso and Albuquerque with Dodger farm teams
In 1978, he was selected as Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year and Minor League Executive of the Year
Inducted into the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame in 1978
Named Director and Coordinator for the 1980 Major League All Star Game held in Los Angeles
Inducted into the El Paso High School Hall of Fame in 2000
Devoted over 40 years to the game of baseball first as a player, a General Manager, an All Star Game Director and as an agent

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
Hall of Fame’s only Son/Father/Son trio honoree
From 1957-1959 he played shortstop for the Lower Valley Bus Lines in the Ysleta league
From 1960 to 1962 he was an All Star playing for F. A. Hill in the Lower Valley Optimist League
Played varsity baseball for Ysleta High School from 1963 to 1966
All District catcher for 3 years 1964, 1965 and 1966 for the Indians
From 1967 thru 1970, Rudy starred at New Mexico Highlands University
He was the leading hitter on the Highlands NAIA championship team in 1967
Earned Rocky Mountain All Conference Honors in 1968 as a catcher and led team back into playoffs
In 1969 and 1970, he was named team captain and was the starting catcher
Played Semi-Pro from 1970 to 1973 for the Socorro Cougars under his father, El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Tacho Carrasco in the Lower Valley League
Also played Semi-Pro baseball in Albuquerque New Mexico and Juarez Mexico
In 1968, he was selected to play for Mexico in the World Cup Games in Cali Colombia
Started his coaching career in 1971 in San Diego California
From 1974 to 1989 he coached baseball, football, golf and girls basketball at Ysleta High School and won 4 Junior Varsity District Championships
From 1996 to 1998 he coached baseball at Slider Middle School
In 1999, he coached the Junior Varsity at Montwood High School
Served as Head Baseball Coach at Mountain View High School starting in 2000
From 1977-1980, he was the Commissioner for the El Paso County Baseball League and helped organize the Ysleta Optimist Baseball Program
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
All District baseball performer at Ysleta High School in 1952 and 1953
Also lettered in football and basketball
Led district in strikeouts both years
Accepted baseball scholarship and played at Sul Ross State University in 1954
Played for Sam Houston State on scholarship in 1955 and 1956
In 1957, he played with the Lower Valley All Stars against the mighty Juarez Indios
Led the Lower Valley league in strikeouts three consecutive seasons
Played for Quantico Marines while in the service
Returned in 1960 to play in the Lower Valley League and led his team to two consecutive championships
Led the league in strikeouts and wins in both of those seasons
Member of Baseball Umpires Association and Southwest Baseball, Basketball and Football Officials Association
Served as High School Principal and Director of Instructional Services for Socorro Independent School District

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2001
Started playing in 1932
Played Semi-Pro baseball in El Paso for over 50 years
He played for the Forti’s Copperheads in the Mex-Tex league and other Forti’s teams for over 30 years and then the 40-60 Club
He was nicknamed “Conkin”
Compared to “Willie Mays” for his thrilling basket style catches
He always batted over .300
Won 16 medals for batting and fielding
Selected as an All Star 19 times

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2002
Hall of Fame Father/Son duo honoree
Played American Legion and Semi-Pro baseball in Nebraska and South Dakota
Played college baseball at Creighton University
Averaged 16 wins and 12 strikeouts per game
Named All Star each year
Scouted by New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox organizations
Chose to sign with Red Sox but was called to duty by US Army before he could fulfill his contract
Stationed at Ft Bliss in 1956 and played for the El Paso Merchants for two seasons and averaged 18 wins and 10 strikeouts per game
Named All Star both seasons
In 1959, he took command of the Missile Battery in Chicago Illinois
For 3 years he played in the Chicago area Semi-Pro leagues and pitched for the Blue Island team where he averaged 16 wins and 10 strikeouts per game
He was honored with All Star designations each of those three seasons
Returned to Ft. Bliss in 1970 and joined the Montelongo baseball team in the El Paso “Old Timers Baseball League”
During this 3 year period, Montelongo won the league championship each year and he averaged 15 wins and 8 strikeouts per game and earned All Star honors each year
He once again returned to Ft. Bliss in 1975 and reunited with Montelongo Cleaners pitching and averaging 15 wins and 10 strikeouts per game and again earning All Star honors each season
Retired from the Army and baseball in 1978
In 1979, he was elected Eastside Alderman and continued to support baseball through his efforts to improve Dudley Field
Before leaving office he recommended and was instrumental in the building of Cohen Stadium
He calls this one of the most satisfying accomplishments of his career
Member Inaugural El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Served as El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Treasurer
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

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Inducted in 2002
Baseball career spans over 50 years
Started in Little League and continued with Babe Ruth baseball from 1955 to 1963 in Augsburg Germany and West Long Branch New Jersey
Attended Las Cruces New Mexico High School as a sophomore and junior
Attended Shore Regional High School in New Jersey as a freshman and a senior
Played Connie Mack baseball at White Sands Missile Range in 1964 and 1965
Outstanding player in youth leagues
Played at University of Texas at El Paso on baseball scholarship from 1967 – 1970
Pitched a no-hitter for UTEP in 1967
Became a teacher and coach in 1970 for the El Paso Independent School District
Started playing in El Paso Semi-Pro leagues in 1970
Played in International Baseball League 1972-1973 and pitched a no-hitter in 1972
Selected to All Tournament team for the National Baseball Congress State Playoffs in 1972 and 1973
Played in Lower Valley League 1970 – 1971 and 1974 – 1983
Named All League Player in 1977
Named Most Valuable Player in 1980 and 1982
Named Top Pitcher in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1993
Named Most Valuable Player in 1982 playoffs
Named Top Pitcher in 1995 All Star Game
Played Semi-Pro baseball for 28 years in El Paso and voted All League player once, Most Valuable Player six times, Top Pitcher eleven times and Playoffs Most Valuable Player twice
During nine of these seasons his combined pitching record was 100 wins and 15 losses for a .870 winning percentage
Member of 2011 El Tejanos Senior World Series Champions
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

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Inducted in 2002
Played High School baseball at St. Aloysius High School in New Orleans Louisiana for four years
Played college baseball and earned two varsity letters at Southeastern Louisiana University
Selected to the City of New Orleans All Star game in 1947
Named captain of the Lions baseball team in 1952
Named to the All Gulf Coast Conference Baseball team in 1952
Inducted into the Southeastern Hall of Fame for baseball in 1952
Played professionally for Lafayette Bulls in 1952 of the Evangeline League Class C
Finished his Army tour at Ft Bliss and became coach at Cathedral High School from 1952 to 1961 where he coached football and baseball
Coached at Irvin and Andress High Schools
Coached Andress JV baseball squad to District Championship in 1965
Finished his coaching career at Andress in 1972
Served 37 years as an administrator for El Paso city wide baseball program with Boys Baseball of El Paso
Program was city wide from Canutillo to El Paso to Fabens and responsible for affording talents such as Nolan Richardson, Frank Castillo and Butch Henry the opportunity to play

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Inducted in 2002
Played youth leagues in Juarez in 1937 and Los Angeles
Started playing when he was 11 years old
Enlisted in United States Army and played in Tokyo Japan in 1951 and 1952
Played in Seoul Korea in 1953
After service commitment with United States Army returned to play in 1961 with the El Paso Police for 3 seasons
Started playing again in 1969 through 1976 in the El Paso Old Timers league
At the age of 43, he played with Forti’s Forties, Galindo’s Rainbows and Montelongo Cleaners
He was named to the All Star team 7 times in the Old Timers League
He won the home run and batting title in 1973
From 1969 to 1976, he hit .313, .413, .393, .413, .547, .370, .308 and .355
His combined batting average during this span of time was .389
Resumed his playing career at age 60 and played until age 65 playing for the El Paso 40-60 Club in the Old Pro Baseball League
In 1991, at age 65 he hit 18 home runs and was named “Most Valuable Player”
In 1993 at the age of 67 he played for the Texas Mexico Astros in the 6th Annual Senior Baseball League Championships in Arizona

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Inducted in 2002
Active in baseball and softball from 1930 to 1981
Played locally for over 30 years in El Paso City League
Organized his first team in 1960 for whom he filled the role of player, manager and owner
His team the “Rebels” played in the Forti’s Old Pro baseball league
Also played for the El Paso 40-60 baseball team
His teams had an overall record of 161 wins and 140 losses
Won 9 league championships
In 1981 his team won the league championship with a 20-1 record
His batting average was over .350 in 15 different seasons
Recognized for his excellent bat control
A friend and mentor to his young players
After his death, the El Paso City Parks and Recreation Department named a little league baseball league after him, the “Rudy Carbajal Little League”

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2002
Involved in baseball for over 50 years as a player, umpire and administrator
Umpired at every level from fast pitch softball, high school, college and professional baseball
Played baseball for 4 years at York High School in York South Carolina
Enlisted in United States Army and played for various Army units during his 22 year career
Started coaching while in the Army at La Plata Catholic High School in Maryland in 1956
Coached football, track and baseball at Pasodale Intermediate School in El Paso
Professional educator after his retirement from Army
Started umpiring both fast pitch Softball and baseball in 1968
Umpired youth leagues including Boys Baseball, American Legion, Pee Wee Reese, Mickey Mantle, Connie Mack
Umpired in Connie Mack World Series 4 years
Umpired High School and chosen for Texas High School Tournament 3 years and New Mexico High School tournament 6 years
Umpired collegiate baseball for Western Athletic and Missouri Valley Conferences
Umpired professionally for Juarez Indios, El Paso Sun Kings, El Paso Diablos and chosen as alternate for Texas League crews
Trained umpires for the City of El Paso and Boys Baseball of El Paso as well as high school officials organizations
Served as District Director for the Southwest Baseball Umpires Association
President of El Paso Umpires association for over 20 years
Inducted into the Southwest International Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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