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2/16 ARMANDO ALMANZA

3/16 ROCKY COPPINGER

4/16 HENRY MUNOZ

5/16 DANA EISENGA

6/16 THOMAS CARRILLO

7/16 FRANK ANTHONY CASTILLO

8/16 MARK GRUDZIELANEK

9/16 RUBEN FELIX

10/16 ALONSO BELTRAN

11/16 ELOY ALVARADO

12/16 KEVIN HAM

13/16 JERRY ANTWINE

14/16 DAVID DEL TORO

15/16 JOHN CARPENTER

16/16 JOE (SONNY) PARRA

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
All District and All City Pitcher for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame coach Bobby Morales at Bel Air High School
Earned Junior College All Star Honors at nationally ranked New Mexico Junior College
Pitched the first “no-hitter” in New Mexico Junior College baseball history in 1992
Selected in the 1993 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals
1996 Minor League “Rolaids Reliever of the Year” in the Cardinals organization
Made his Major League debut on June 26, 1999 for the Florida Marlins against the Philadelphia Phillies
Ranked second among all National League Rookie Relievers in 2000
Member of the 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins earning a World Series ring
7 year Major League Career with the Marlins, Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks
Continues his baseball journey coaching youth baseball and high school level play

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
Selected All City and All District all 3 years of varsity competition at Coronado High School
Played for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame coach Juan Orozco
T-Birds enjoyed 3 District and 2 Bi-District championships, 2 “Elite 8” appearances, 2 National top rankings, and a 1992 Texas High School State Playoffs Final 4 spot
Hit .487 as a sophomore with a 2.05 earned run average
Hit .536 with 13 home runs as a junior with a 1.25 earned run average
Hit .585 with 15 home runs as a senior with a 0.85 earned run average
Finished high school with a 25-4 pitching record
Turned down a scholarship to University of Nebraska to pitch Hill Junior College to a Conference Championship
Earned All American honors at Hill Junior College with a .465 batting average, led the Nation with 63 RBI’s and struck out 103 batters
Signed with the Baltimore Orioles
Recognized as the Orioles #1 prospect
Made his Major League debut in 1996 just 4 years after finishing his high school career
Pitched for the playoff bound Orioles and compiled a 10-6 record finishing third in the “Rookie of the Year” balloting
Played with the Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland A’s before injuries ended his playing career
Coaches off-season high school level play
20 years later when baseball people say the name “Rocky” everyone knows his last name is Coppinger – – legendary probably, memorable definitely

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
“Umpire Extraordinaire” for 25 years starting in 1980
Began his career learning from fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Yvan Rechy
Worked youth and summer league baseball including American Legion play throughout the Southwest Region
Selected 20 consecutive years to officiate Texas High School State Baseball playoffs 1985-2005
Umpired UTEP, New Mexico State, WAC, Missouri Valley and Big West Conference play
Selected to umpire 3 All Star High School Showcase games
Umpired 2 El Paso Diablos exhibition games against the Milwaukee Brewers
Served as local rules interpreter for the Texas Association of Sports Officials because of his knowledge of the rules
Prior to umpiring, he played 30 years in the Lower Valley League for El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Alex Villalobos and in the Old Timers League with fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer D. Joe Williams


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Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
Served our country with the United States Army for 26 years
In 1984, he started research and compiled a comprehensive list of the all-time El Paso Sun Kings and Diablos from 1961-1983
In 1991, he began a list of all baseball players who have resided in El Paso
His attention to detail and multi-task abilities launched him from volunteer, to part time to full time duty with the El Paso Community College Athletic Department
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Hall of Fame since 2001
Been elected Secretary on the Board as well as Vice President
Serves as coordinator for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame annual Banquet Program
Continues to elevate the annual Banquet program with a comprehensive listing of all the Major League baseball players who have resided in El Paso and an annual listing of all known El Paso high school players playing collegiately

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted as part of the 2012 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Class
First Team All City and All District Outfielder for Andress High School
Earned a baseball scholarship to Ranger Junior College
Began his High school Coaching career at Lincoln Jr. High 1982-1986
Began his high school baseball coaching career as a Assistant at Socorro High School 1986-1990
In 1990, he was named the first Head Baseball Coach at Montwood High School
13 of his teams reached Texas High School State playoffs including an appearance in the school’s second year of varsity competition
2012 was a banner year for the Montwood High School as the Rams were ranked as high as 4th in Texas by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, 10th in the Nation by USA Today Sports, claimed a District, Bi-District, Region I Area and Regional Quarter Final Championship and an appearance in the Texas High School State Playoffs “Sweet 16” in 5-A classification play and ended the season with a 35-4 record
Selected El Paso City “High School Coach of the Year” in 2012 by the El Paso Times
409-221-3 record as a Head Coach at Montwood High School and retired in 2012
Montwood High School named the Rams Baseball Field in his honor in 2015
Served as President of the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 and 2016

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2013
Son/Father duo Member with Father Joe Castillo who was inducted in 1994
All District and All City player at Eastwood High School playing for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Ray Saenz
Drafted and signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1987 which marked the realization of a boyhood dream
At the age of 22, he made his Major League debut on June 27, 1991 tossing 8 shutout innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Four years later, he took a “no hitter” into the ninth inning which was broken up on a 2-2 count with 2 outs and no one on base
He posted the best season of his career that year with a 3.21 ERA over 29 starts
Pitched 7 seasons with the Chicago Cubs
Also pitched for the Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and ending his career with the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox
His 13 year Major League career saw him pitch 297 games

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2013
Outstanding high school career as a shortstop for Hanks High School with a career batting average of .449 from 1987-1989
Posted 11-1 record with 1.77 ERA during high school career
Drafted in 17th round by New York Mets in 1989
Led Trinidad Junior College to NCAA Junior College World Series
Drafted by Montreal Expos in 11th round in 1991
Made his Major League debut at age 24 on April 28, 1995
1996 selected to National League All Star team as a shortstop finishing the year with 201 hits
1997, led National League in doubles (54) and at bats (694)
Played with Los Angeles Dodgers
1999, set MLB record for the longest streak of home games with a hit (35) and finished 6th in batting average hitting .326
Played with Chicago Cubs as the primary second baseman on the team destined to play in the 2003 World Series before the infamous “Bartman” play
Named as the second baseman on the Chicago Cubs 2000-2009 “Team of the Decade”
Hit for the exclusive baseball cycle April 27, 2005 while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals
Earned Gold Glove in 2006 as a second baseman for the Kansas City Royals
July 12, 2008 he collected base hit # 2000
Retired in 2010 ending a 15 year career in the Major Leagues with a .289 batting average

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2013
Brother/Brother duo Member with Class of 2011 Honoree and twin brother Lauro “Larry” Felix
All District and All City selection for Socorro High School and Class of 1999 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Coach Chris Forbes
1988 El Paso City “Co-Player of the Year” and District 2-5A “Co-MVP” with brother Larry
Helped lead Socorro High School to its first District 2-5A championship in 1988
Earned All Conference honors playing college baseball for Lubbock Christian University, New Mexico State University, Dodge City Community College and Howard Junior College
Played A – AAA professional baseball for 5 seasons including time in the Milwaukee Brewers organization and in Mexico
1994 earned Texas/Louisiana League Rookie and Reliever of the Year honors as well as “All Star” status with a 7-0 record, 2.41 ERA and 15 saves
Coached collegiately at Texas Tech University and Galveston Junior College
2012 managed Team USA to Silver Medal in Edmonton Canada
2009 assistant coach for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic featuring players like Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins and Dustin Pedroia
2004-2006 assistant bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians
2008-2009 assistant bullpen coach for the Baltimore Orioles
Currently he is the Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Softball Coach at the University of Central Florida in Orlando

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2013
1989 and 1990 All District and All City selection for Socorro High School and 1999 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Coach Chris Forbes
1990, 1-5A Player of the Year and El Paso City High School MVP
Drafted in round 34 by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1990
Played at New Mexico Junior College and he set school strikeout record gaining All WJCAC All Conference honors
Drafted in 14th round by Toronto Blue Jays and signed in 1991
Spent 5 seasons in Blue Jays organization putting together a 22-14 record with 4 saves and 261 strikeouts in 336 innings and gained 1993 “A” All Star honors
Pitched for Cincinnati Reds organization in 1996, and went 2-2 with 36 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings with a 3.48 ERA
Pitched for Pittsburgh Pirates organization
Pitched in the Mexican League for 12 seasons where he had a 67-54 record in 829 2/3 innings with 580 strikeouts
Earned Mexican League All Star honors in 2005 and 2006
Pitched for Mexican Olympic Team in qualifying tournament in Cuba in 2006
Earned 2 Mexican League and 2 Mexican Pacific League championships

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2013
Member of 3 District Championship teams at Ysleta High School where he earned All District honors as a second baseman
Signed and played at Ranger Junior College and a member of 2 conference championship teams
Earned All Conference honors as a second baseman
Signed and played for UTEP as a second baseman and catcher
Played semi-pro baseball in Juarez Mexico for 10 years earning All Star honors
In 1977, he led the Riverside Rangers to a District Championship earning “Coach of the Year” honors his first season as a head coach
Coached at Riverside High School from 1977-1983
Finished his baseball coaching career in 2002 as a junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant for Coronado High School

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Inducted in 2014
Raised by a single “Mom” Marie Ham whom he credits as being the “strongest woman he has ever known” because she not only escaped the German occupation of her native France but also battled cancer and raised 4 children
Played football, baseball and basketball at Eastwood High School earning 8 letters
Earned All District and All City honors in football
Earned All District, All City and First Team All State honors in baseball
Bypassed a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska to sign with the California Angels as a 13th round Draft selection in 1993
In 1995, he was selected to the Northwest League All Star Team
In 1997, he hit 15 home runs and drove in 73 runs for the Cedar Rapids Kernels
In 1998, he set the current California League record for outfield assists playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm
In 2002, he earned the Angels “Scout of the Year” award
He served as Player Development and Hitting Coach for the Provo Angels
Worked as Area Scout for North and South Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas and Arkansas
In 2011, he was promoted to Midwest Supervisor of Scouting/Cross Checker for the Angels
His entire 21 year professional baseball career as a player, coach and scout has been with just the Angels organization which is a rarity
Kevin married his high school sweetheart Jennifer Barron and they have two children Hunter and Amaray

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2014
3 year letterman at Carlsbad New Mexico High School
Earned a baseball scholarship to play at Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas
Head Baseball Coach at Andress High School from 1974-1984
Led Eagles to a District co-championship in 1976; District Champions in 1978 and 1981 and a Bi-District Championship in 1978
Required from his players the same as he gave of himself, a “full dedication to the sport and commitment to work as one team in order to build a baseball family”
Continued to foster a commitment to the game of baseball and those who played it by using his role as a School Administrator to ensure that athletes and coaches had the equipment, facilities and training necessary to make their teams successful

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Class of 2014 Honoree
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Brother/Brother duo Member
3 year varsity letterman and 2X All District player at Jefferson High School
Played 3 years at New Mexico Highlands University
Played Semi-Pro in the Mexican Leagues for his Dad Frank Del Toro Sr. and fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer and Brother Frank Del Toro
Began coaching High School Baseball in El Paso at Andress High School in 1984 where he led the Eagles to a record of 120-80 and 5 Playoff appearances in 8 years including 2 District titles and 2 Bi-District championships
In 1987, his Eagles were perfect going 14-0 in District play
He was named High School “Coach of the Year” in 1986, 1990 and 1992

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Inducted in 2014
Outstanding hitter and catcher for the Pecos Eagles as a player
Coached 34 years at Lubbock Coronado, Tuloso Midway, Fabens, Van Horn, Canutillo, El Paso Irvin, El Paso Burges and El Paso Coronado
Coached El Paso Coronado from 1995-2005 leading the T-Birds to 7 playoff appearances and a Regional Quarterfinal berth
From 2000-2005 he also coached “Team Texas” in the Sun Belt Classic played in Oklahoma leading Texas to 3 championships
In 2002, he was honored with the selection to coach the 5A North team in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All Star game played at Dell Diamond in Round Rock
Served on the baseball Advisory Committee for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association for 1999 and 2000
Served as Region I Director for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association from 2000-2002
Inducted posthumously into the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012
His wife Nancy and sons Casey and Craig accepted his El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Award on October 4, 2014

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2014
Played baseball at Ysleta High School hitting .333 his senior season
Played baseball for about 38 years including play in the Lower Valley League, the Lower Valley Old Timers League and the International Old Timers League
Started play in 1961 playing simultaneously in the Lower Valley League and high school
Played for his friend and mentor fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame member Rosendo “Chendo” Cedillo for the Ysleta Merchants Club
His teams won championships in the Lower Valley Old Timers League and the International Old Timers League in Mexico playing first and third base with a batting average always over .300

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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