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2/16 JERRY VALDEZ

3/16 TAYLOR PAUL

4/16 PAUL STRELZIN

5/16 LEO CARAVEO

6/16 JUAN ZARAGOZA

7/16 DARRIN GLENN

8/16 VICTOR MALDONADO

9/16 MATT HICKS

10/16 ERIC ENDERS

11/16 PETE LEYVA

12/16 JESSE MUNOZ

13/16 LONNIE DUGGER

14/16 LUIS GONZALEZ

15/16 RENE QUINONES

16/16 JOHN CAZARES

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2015
3X All District player at Socorro High School
Collegiate All Conference Player at Cochise Junior College (Arizona) and Ft. Hays State (Kansas)
Single season record holder 96 RBI, 28 Doubles, 184 Total Bases set in 1997
Inducted into Ft. Hays State University Hall of Fame 2011
Drafted 25th Round by Philadelphia Phillies in 1997 and played 5 years in organization reaching Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 2001
President Dallas Patriots Select Baseball Organization

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2015
All District and All City catcher for Franklin High School 1997-1998
Southwestern University (1999-2002)
Top SCAC Conference batting average .458 with 5 home runs, 22 walks, 13 stolen bases, and only struck out 5X in 2001
All Conference selection
NCAA All West Regional selection
NCAA Academic First Team All American 2001
Team Captain and led nation in hit by pitch (9) and helped lead team to Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament playoffs
Inducted into Southwestern University’s Wall of Honor
College Coach and NAIA and NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Jim Mellon, called him the “biggest surprise in my 35-year career

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2015
Local Legend known for his engaging personality and creativity and part of El Paso baseball history for his voice, energy and sense of humor
Known for catch phrases like “We Wanna a Hit”, “Let’s Wake up Mona the Elephant over at the Zoo” and gimmicks like the “Green Weenie Rally Flag”
Public Address announcer for El Paso Diablos Double-A baseball team starting in 1974
Nationally known in books, national articles and known as “The Strelz” or “The Mouth”
First baseball PA announcer to ever be thrown out of a game by a home plate umpire for playing the song “Three Blind Mice” followed by another song’s opening line, “I’ve Been Cheated/When Will I be Loved”
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2015
Played on 1965 District Championship team at Ysleta High School
Served our Country during Vietnam War
1969 United States Army Military League MVP
1971 led Military League Division Champions in hitting .450 with 12 home runs
Semi-Pro baseball in El Paso and Juarez 1973-1981
Served El Paso community as baseball Umpire and Coach
Initiated baseball program for Sierra Blanca High School
First baseball Coach for Sierra Blanca High School 1997
Board Member for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 1999 – 2002 and 2014 – Present
Served as Vice President for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 and 2016
Serves as President beginning January 1, 2017


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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2015
3-Year letterman Bowie High School 1965-1968
Pitcher at Ranger Junior College 1970
“Ace” pitcher and Juarez League multiple All Star selection 1971-1990
9 Win 1 loss pitching record for El Paso Tejanos National Championship squad in 2011
Overcome medical challenges including loss of partial vision and kidney surgery as he continues to perform at All Star and MVP levels into the 2015 season

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2016
Hanks High School 1984- 1987
All District and All City Selection his junior and senior seasons
Earned scholarship to Howard Junior College
Played in Summer Jayhawk League
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 29th Round
In 1990, earned scholarship to University of New Orleans and earned All Conference honors as a second baseman
In 1991, transferred to Texas Tech University where he earned All Southwest Conference honors as a third baseman and earned multiple Player of the Week honors
1993 – 1994 Independent Ball with Burlington Bees
1993 – 1996 Class A San Jose; Class AA Shreveport and Class AAA Phoenix Giants organization
Appeared in 2 major baseball movies: Little Big League and The Rookie

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2016
Captain and MVP for Irvin High School Baseball team
1997 – 1999 Youth Baseball Coach
1999 – Present Umpire at all levels
2003 – 2010 Selected to Umpire High School Playoffs
2004 – Present Umpired National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
2005 – 2010 Umpired Independent Professional Baseball for the American Association League
2005 – Present Umpired National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
2014 – Present Umpired El Paso Mexican Baseball Fiesta at Southwest University Park
2016 – Present Standby Umpire for El Paso Chihuahuas AAA Pacific Coast League play
2016 – Present Umpired NCAA Division III and Division I play in the Western Athletic Conference

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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  • beisbol

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Inducted in 2016
1989 – 1994 Play by Play Broadcaster for Class A Frederick Keys for the Baltimore Orioles Carolina League affiliate
1995 – 2004 Director of Broadcasting and Play by Play for Class AA El Paso Diablos for the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks Texas League affiliate
UTEP Men’s Basketball Broadcaster
El Paso Buzzards Hockey Broadcaster
El Paso Area High School Football and Basketball Broadcaster
2004 – 2012 Director of Broadcasting and Play by Play Broadcaster for Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks for the Houston Astros Texas League affiliate
2007 – 2009 TV Play by Play for Fox Sports Southwest Astros Minor Team of the Week
2012 – Present Radio Play by Play and Color the Cactus League Exhibition Season
Current Play by Play Director for the Texas Rangers on the Texas Ranger Radio network
Winner of Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award in El Paso
Appeared in movie, Major League II

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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  • beisbol

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Inducted in 2016
Won his first writing essay about the Dodgers at the age of 12
PA announcer for Eastwood High School
In 1997, he wrote the first published writing about Jackie Robinson for the Austin American Statesman
Following graduation from the University of Texas, he worked for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame
Also worked as a freelance writer and Editor for MLB Properties, The New York Times, National Geographic, Variety, Yankees Magazine, Barnes and Noble and served as a consultant for the HBO Movie “61”
Has also written for Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and HBO
Has written more than 10 books on baseball and has been published in the MLB World Series program for 16 consecutive years
Currently host of “Fadeaway” which is a Baseball History podcast
First Mexican-American to be employed by the national Baseball Hall of Fame and in 2006 he was contracted to serve as a consultant on Latinos in Baseball
Currently co-author on a new release titled Mexican American Baseball in West Texas

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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  • beisbol

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Inducted in 2016
Played during the “Roaring 20’s”
Military play in league compiled of all the Major Leaguers who were serving during the War
Started play in El Paso in the Copper League, City League, El Paso Army League, Harry Mitchell Baseball League and Cerveceria Juarez Baseball Club
Star Pitcher for El Paso baseball team
One of his notable games was a 16-inning complete game 1-0 victory over fellow Hall of Fame Honoree Manny Ponsford
Played in Army-Navy All Star game at the Polo Grounds
Because of his skill as a Pitcher was often selected by travel teams to play in high money games
In the mid-1940’s, he became an investor in the El Paso professional baseball club
Served as player, coach, umpire, sponsor and President of the El Paso Texans

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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  • beisbol

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Inducted in 2017
2X All District and All City High School Honoree for Burges High School
El Paso Times High School Player of the Year 1990
El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame High School Co-Player of the Year 1990
All Conference Honoree Western New Mexico University
All Conference Honoree Sul Ross State University
Head Baseball Coach El Paso Community College at the time recognized as the youngest college Baseball Coach in the country
District Coach of the Year – San Elizario High School
District Coach of the Year – Burges High School
Guided Burges High School to 3 consecutive Bi-District titles in the 3 years he coached the Mustangs
In 2007 guided Americas Trailblazers to the school’s first playoff berth
In 2010 guided Americas High School to the school’s first baseball District Championship
Guided Americas to 3 consecutive district titles and a school record for games won in a season in 2016 and earned a Bi-District championship
Earned multiple District High School Coach of the Year honors
Named El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame High School Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2016
Wife Linda, Daughter Trinity, Sons Jake and Tre
Mom Ofelia, Dad Jesus, Brothers Rene and David

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2017
3X All District Honoree for Eastwood High School
2X All City Honoree for Eastwood High School
Drafted by Atlanta Braves and the Montreal Expos in 1977
Signed with California Angels in 1979
Played in 1980 with the El Paso Diablos
Finished his pro career in the Eastern League in Holyoak Massachusetts

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2017
Represented Team Mexico in World Boys Baseball tournaments in Mexico City in 1986 and Nagoya Japan in 1989
Pitcher on Socorro High School Sweet 16 Finalist
Pitcher on Socorro High School team that went undefeated and made history by going 16-0 in District 2-5A
Earned scholarship to Cochise Junior College
Earned scholarship to University of New Mexico
In 1996 at the age of 22 drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Advanced through Pirates farm system before deciding to take time off from baseball to be by his mother’s side during her last days dealing with cancer
Signed and played for the Juarez Indios, Dorados de Chihuahua, Faraones de Casas Grandes
Signed and played with Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican League in 2000
Father Luis and Mom Paula

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

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Inducted in 2017
All District and All City Pitcher for Eastwood High School in 1988
Earned scholarship as a Pitcher for Hutchinson Junior College in 1989
Earned scholarship as a Pitcher for the University of New Mexico in 1990
Signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1991 and pitched in Billings Montana
In 1992, pitched for Midwest League Champion Cedar Rapids
In 1993 and 1994, pitched for Carolina League Champion Winston Salem
In 1999, pitched for Independent League Champions in Amarillo Texas
2001 – 2007 served as Pitching Coach for Scottsdale and Ranger Junior Colleges
2014 – 2015 served as Pitching Coach for El Paso Community College

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

  • baseball
  • coach
  • El Paso Community College

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Inducted in 2017
All District and All City second baseman for Ysleta High School in 1977
Played at Hill Junior College in 1978 and 1979
Earned All Academic, Dean’s List honors at Hill Junior College
Earned induction into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hill Junior College
Started as short stop for UTEP in 1980 hitting .377 and set a team record for hitting doubles in 8 consecutive games
Umpired from 1976-1983
Assistant Baseball Coach and later named Head Baseball Coach at Eastwood High School
Succeeded by 3 former players as Head Baseball Coach at Eastwood High School
Returned to duty as an Assistant Coach for Eastwood High School in 2016 and 2017
Known as “Coach Caz”

Eastside / Eastwood, (2000 - 2009), Sports

  • baseball

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