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2/15 ERNIE BARRUETA

3/15 RICHARD BOMBARD

4/15 CERJIO MARTINEZ

5/15 MAX LOPEZ

6/15 KEN MOORHEAD

7/15 BRUCE WAYNE RUFFIN

8/15 YVAN ARMANDO RECHY

9/15 JOHN SCANLON

10/15 GENE CONTRERAS

11/15 BOBBY AGUIRRE

12/15 MARK MILLER

13/15 PAUL DIVIS

14/15 MARGARITO BANALES

15/15 GABRIEL (GABE) HERNANDEZ JR

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2003
Hall of Fame Brother/Brother duo honoree
Played in his first All Star game at the age of 8 in 1956
Culminated his Little League career by leading his “Big 8” team to a Hueco League championship as a undefeated pitcher and hitting .432
As a 14 year old, he led his Houston Tigers team to a championship with a 10-0 record including 5 no-hitters and four one-hitter
In 1963 and 1964, he was the # 1 starter for the Babe Ruth League and Colt League traveling All Star teams
In a three year varsity career at El Paso High School he finished with a 23-5 record including multiple shut outs and a no-hitter
He was twice named to the All District team for the Tigers
Struck out 18 batters in a game and averaged 13 strikeouts a game for high school career with a 1.32 ERA
Selected to the El Paso High School “All Decade” team and “Outstanding Pitcher of the 60’s”
Along with pitchers Bob Arnold and Ronnie Mulvihill, he helped lead the El Paso Downtown Optimist Connie Mack team coached by El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Barrueta to a fourth place finish at the World Series in 1965
In 1966, he led his Connie Mack team with a 10-0 pitching record and led them to the sectional championship with a 16 strikeout effort and going 3X3 at the plate
Turned down full scholarship offers from University of New Mexico and Oklahoma State to play for Texas Western and Coach Andy Cohen
Believed his fast ball exceeded 90 miles per hour and with his great slider was destined for success until his injury in the summer of 1966
Compiled a cumulative pitching record of 102 wins and only 21 losses in a ten year career shortened by a shoulder injury which ended a promising college and expected professional career

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2003
Hall of Fame Brother/Brother duo honoree
Named to the 1978 All District team while playing for Eastwood High School
In the Summer of 1978, he pitched for the host Farmington team in the Connie Mack World Series
Offered several baseball scholarships but chose to attend Florida State University
Played for Florida State, Gulf Coast Community College and the University of Florida
In 1980, he was 8-1 with a 1.81 ERA for Gulf Coast
In 1981, he pitched the Gators to a 11-5 win over Kentucky to win the SEC title
Led the University of Florida Gators to the SEC tournament championship in 1982 pitching back to back complete games wins over Alabama 7-3 and the championship game victory over Tennessee 9-3
Overall had 30 wins and 9 losses for the Gators with a 3.78 ERA and 23 complete games
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 10th round in 1982
Had a five year minor league career with the Houston Astros organization and spent a year with the Chicago Cubs organization
Became a successful pitching coach with the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Anaheim Angels organizations
His 1988 staff with the Reds won the Southern League championship leading all teams with a 2.80 ERA
His 1992 Lakeland team won the Florida State championship
In 1995, his Jacksonville team led the Southern League with a team ERA of 4.01
Named International League All Star Pitching Coach in 2000
In 2002, one of his pitchers Tomo Ohka threw a 77 pitch perfect game

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2003
Spent nearly 30 years contributing to the welfare of baseball in the Southwest Region
From 1968 to 1993, he was a member of the El Paso Umpires Association
Started working Little League and worked his way through the Pony and Mickey Mantle youth leagues
Worked high school and collegiate leagues
Selected to umpire District and Bi-District playoff games for high school divisions
Worked UTEP, New Mexico State, Sul Ross and Mesa Community College games
Selected to work playoff games for NCAA and NAIA
In 1967, he helped establish the Hacienda Heights Little League
In 1968, he helped merge the league to become a part of Boys Baseball of El Paso
Starting in 1974, he was the Commissioner of the Grandview Park Sandy Koufax Baseball League for 3 years
In 1978, he was instrumental in the development of the Ysleta Thoroughbred Baseball League
From 1996 to 1998, he coached in the Eastwood and Northeast Optimist Club leagues
Selected as “Umpire of the Year” in 1968 and 1969 by the Pan American Optimist Club
Awarded the honor of “Instructor of New Umpires” for El Paso Umpires Association
Vice President of the El Paso Umpire Association during the 1970’s
Named “Rookie Coach of the Year” in the Pan American and Vista Del Sol Optimist Club leagues
Throughout his time in baseball including his umpiring achievements he has always been recognized for his tireless devotion to the development of youth baseball in the El Paso area
As a umpire and league administrator he was always recognized for his effort to ensure fairness, competitiveness and competence for all participants

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2003
Started playing baseball years ago with Leo Forti while in high school
Left High School at the age of 16 to pursue his baseball dream
This was a dream which lasted over 60 years
In 1930, he started playing with the Copper Heads of El Paso
In 1935, he played in the inaugural season of the Juarez League for Lobby Cafe and then played for Ciudad Delicias from 1937 to 1940
He compiled an impressive record of 38 wins and only 5 losses with 4 shutouts as a Pitcher
In 1943, he played for Brownsville Texas and their Rio Grande Valley team compiling a 6-0 record with a 6-0 shutout over Mission to win the league championship
Moved back to play with Semi-Pro leagues in Juarez for the Dorados de Chihuahua and led them to 3 State Championships and tossed a perfect game against Parral 2-0
Competed in Old Pro Leagues with Syd and Andy Cohen, Leo Forti, Memo Garcia, Chito Gutierrez and other outstanding El Paso and Juarez greats
The”Max Lopez Little League” in San Isidro, Chihuahua is named for his contributions to the game
Tucson Arizona has also honored him for his contributions as a baseball player and organizer of the Little League in Chihuahua
In 1990, he was inducted into the Chihuahua Beisbol Salon de la Fama

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2004
Played basketball and baseball for Wilson High School in Oklahoma
Played baseball and basketball at Eastern Oklahoma Junior College
His baseball squad qualified for the NJCAA World Series
Finished his college career playing basketball at Texas Western College from 1954 to 1956
In 1958, he and fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Nemo Herrera took an El Paso team to the Babe Ruth World Series
Became Head Baseball Coach for El Paso High School in 1961 and held that position until 1977
Achieved a record of 192-181
Won District Championships in 1962 and 1971
His 1965 Tiger squad had a 20-3 record and were cited by the District Champion Austin Panthers as the “best team” they played that season
He coached either in high school or summer league play many El Paso Baseball Hall of Famers including: Bob Arnold, Ernie Barrueta, Ernie Carreon, Lou Camilli, Lyn Hunt, Raul Marquez and Johnny Miller
He was recognized as a “classy” coach who got 120% out of his players
On the field, he was always polite, under control and always in charge of his players, his team and the game
Players under his guidance were taught to respect the game of baseball

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2004
Voted by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Committee to be the first recipient of the newly created, “Recognized El Paso Major Leaguer Award”
Played in the Major Leagues for twelve years with the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies
Starred at Hanks High School under the guidance of Head Coach and El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Williams
Earned multiple All District recognition
Lead Hanks to 1982 District Championship
Teammate of Roger Clemens when the University of Texas Longhorns won the College Baseball National Championship in 1983
All Conference Selection in college
Began his professional Major League career in 1986 with the Philadelphia Phillies and was runner-up in the National League Rookie of the Year voting because of a splendid 9-4 record and a 2.46 ERA
He had a 12 year professional career in the Major Leagues with the Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies
He was a starting member of the first Colorado Rockies team in 1993
He earned 63 saves, won 60 games and pitched in 469 Major League games
He logged 1268 innings of work and had 3 shutouts
Shares the Major League record for most strikeouts in one inning with 4
Won Major League Baseball “Rolaids Relief” Award for best relief pitcher in 1996 when he earned 24 saves for the Colorado Rockies

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2004
A great all around athlete at El Paso High School and Texas Western College
Earned three varsity letters and All District honors playing football in high school
Member of the El Paso High School basketball team that won the state high school championship
Won two varsity letters playing softball in high school
After serving in the military, he returned to El Paso and earned three letters playing basketball at Texas College of Mines
Following college he played and coached amateur basketball
In 1962, he managed the 1962 El Paso team to the ISC World Championship in Rock Island Illinois
In 1968, he was inducted into the El Paso Softball Hall of Fame
Served as President of the El Paso Officials Association for 13 years
Elected to El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2004
Started umpiring in 1952 while serving in the United States Army
Officiated all Post Level games in 1952 and 1953 while serving in Japan
Umpired high school and college level games in Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut
After coming to Ft Bliss, he umpired youth, high school and college games
Umpired college games for New Mexico State, Eastern New Mexico, Sul Ross State, William and Mary and UTEP
Umpired American Legion tournaments in Las Cruces and Alamogordo
Instrumental in the leadership of the El Paso Umpires Association serving in numerous capacities including bookkeeper, treasurer and assignments secretary
Served in Southwest Officials Association and United States Slow Pitch Softball Association
Member of El Paso Softball Hall of Fame

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2004
Four year starter for Fabens High School playing shortstop and relief Pitcher
Played for 14 years for the Fabens Merchants starting at the age of 15 in 1965
Named to All-Star team nine times
Won two consecutive batting titles hitting .494 in 1973 and .600 in 1974
His .600 batting average in 1974 is a record which had not been broken as of 2004
Named Most Valuable Player in 1967, 1971 and 1973
Played 22 seasons of Winter baseball in Mexico and the Zaragosa Lower Valley League
Played for the Caseta Rojos, Reforma Tecolotes and Los Tigres de San Ignacio
Played on 5 league championship teams including one each with Caseta Rojos and Los Tigres de San Ignacio and 3 titles in a row with Reforma Tecolotes
Also played for the Socorro Cougars in the Lower Valley league
Played for All Star teams that traveled in Mexico to compete against teams from Chihuahua, Delicias and Casa Grandes
Coached a summer boys team for 3 years
Umpired games in the Bel Air Optimist League for 6 years
During his playing days he was scouted by the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates but never signed
He was also offered a contract to sign with the Juarez Indios of the Liga Mexicana but was unable to reach a salary agreement

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2005
Excelled at all levels of baseball including Little League, Pony League and Connie Mack
His Little League team won the El Paso championship
His Connie Mack team won the El Paso area championship and played in the Regional playoffs
Served as a bat boy for the El Paso Sun Kings
Two year letterman as the starting shortstop at Jefferson High School
Two time All District selection for the Silver Foxes in his junior and senior years hitting .383 in 1964
His Jefferson team claimed the District title in 1963
Received a baseball scholarship at Texas Western College
Starting shortstop all four years at Texas Western from 1965-1968
During his junior year Texas Western was ranked 10th in the Nation
Led team in stolen bases (1965) and home runs (1968)
He finished his collegiate years with a career batting average of .352
Involved in coaching West Texas Little League Baseball winning a co-championship one season
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2005
Played youth baseball in Arizona and California
His Little League team played in the semi-finals of the Arizona World Series
He was an All Star in the Pony League in Riverside California
Played for Eastwood High School starting his sophomore year after his Family moved to El Paso
All District Selection and Co-Most Valuable Player for 1970 All-City team as a senior
Played in Lower Valley League Baseball League for E. H. Baeza and San Jose team batting over .380 each season
Offered scholarships to play baseball by Pan American, UTEP and Ranger Junior College
Played for Ranger Junior College and they were ranked #1 during his 1972 season
Drafted in the 4th Round by the Chicago Cubs in the 1972 season
Played for UTEP in 1973 and led the team with a .315 batting average and tied for team lead with 3 triples
In 1974, he led the team in home runs and triples
Andy Cohen called him “one of the best college players he ever saw” during his two years playing for the University of Texas at El Paso
Played in Summer Collegiate Leagues in Illinois and Dallas Texas
In 1974, he hit over .340 showing power from both sides of the plate and was offered a free agent contract with the Texas Rangers foregoing his senior year at UTEP
Played professionally with the Texas Rangers for two years
Played in Western Carolina League with the Anderson Rangers and the Texas League with Arkansas
A back injury ended his baseball playing career
Coached Professional Baseball with the El Paso Diablos
Head Baseball Coach at Austin High School baseball team for 3 years
Coached as Graduate Assistant for UTEP
Coached Summer Boys Baseball and Girls Softball travel teams
Inducted in El Paso Softball Hall of Fame in 2005
Member of 2011 El Tejanos Senior World Series Champions
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2005
Hall of Fame Son/Father duo honoree
Played youth baseball overseas in Germany
Practiced and played against the Little League World Champions from Taipei, Taiwan
Lettered all four years of high school playing at two different schools
He starred for Eastwood High School playing three years and being selected to the All District team twice in his junior and senior years
In 1977, along with Sergio Cervantes of Burges High School was one of the first El Paso players selected to the Texas High School All Star team
After high school he was offered a free agent contract by the California Angels to play for their “A” team in Idaho Falls Idaho
Received baseball scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a four year letterman
All Conference selection in 1979, 1980 and 1981
By the time he graduated in 1981, he held 4 career and 5 single season individual records
He set single season records for hits, doubles, & highest batting average for Army baseball program
In his senior year at West Point, he was co-captain of the team
Received the Red Reeder award for “Outstanding Baseball Player” his senior year
Selected to play in Yankee Stadium representing the New York College All Stars
Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer and served in the United States Army for over 7 years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot
His father Joe Divis is also a member of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2005
Lettered two years playing baseball under Coach Nemo Herrera at Bowie High School
In 1959, his Bears won the District Championship
Played with Nolan Richardson, Juan “Magua” Gomez, Lefty Bobby and Willie Rodriguez at Bowie
Began umpiring baseball in 1967
Started umpiring Little League to Stan Musial throughout El Paso
Officiated High School regular season, High School Bi-District and Area Playoffs up to the 2000 season
Umpired NJCAA for El Paso Community College in their first year of play in 1996
College official for New Mexico State, Texas Western and UTEP baseball
Also umpired Semi-Pro levels throughout the Southwest
Umpired with El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Umpires including: Sam Sambrano, David Yturralde, Manny Lopez, Perry Huddleston, Cerjio Martinez, John Scanlon, Yvan Rechy, Shawn Lehigh and Gilbert De La Rosa
He also umpired softball for 34 years and was chosen to umpire in their World Championships
He called baseball games for 16 Area High School Coaches who have been inducted in the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Among the most highly decorated and accomplished umpires ever in El Paso sports circles
Inducted into El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000
Inducted in the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame in 2005
Inducted in the El Paso Softball Hall of Fame in 1989
Activated by United States Army for Operation Desert Storm-Desert Shield in 1990-1991
Accomplished Math educator who co-hosts a tutoring show on Television to help local students
Served as Officer and President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Member El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2005
Played Semi-Pro baseball for over 50 years starting in 1929 at the age of 16
His first 4 years were with the Legaspi Barbers and they won the first league championship in 1930
During these first four years he rarely struck out and was the top hitter in the league
He moved to California in 1933 and played Semi-Pro for teams in San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland as a center fielder
Returned from California to El Paso in 1945 and acquired Gabe’s Poultry Market
With the business he formed several boy’s leagues including coaching teams with players who would later win the Texas State Championship for Bowie High School in 1949
Following that season he took the players from the Bowie championship team and entered them in the El Paso City league and they beat everyone including teams from Chihuahua, Delicias, Saucillo and Juarez
From 1967 to 1968, he served as President of the Alta Vista Optimist Club which organized and sponsored 12 teams
In 1969, he served as President of the El Paso Commercial Baseball Association
On March 18, 1999, he was honored with a “Gabe Hernandez Day” by the city of El Paso for his great contributions and dedication to youth baseball in El Paso

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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