1/12 EPBBHOF 2018-19-20

2/12 CARLOS LICON

3/12 GEORGE ARRIETA

4/12 Dr. DWAYNE ABOUD

5/12 BRYAN TAMBONE

6/12 LARRY VUCAN

7/12 ALBERT MONTES

8/12 ARMANDO FEMATH

9/12 MATTHEW BANALES

10/12 MIKE COX

11/12 ARTURO BRAVO

12/12 EPBBHOF 2018-19-20

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2018
Winning Pitcher throwing a 1 hitter in Mexico National Championship Game as an 8 year old
Most Valuable Player on Mexico National Championship winning team as a 9 year old
4 Year Varsity Shortstop for Ysleta High School with a batting average over .500 all 4 years
Earned multiple All City and All District honors starting his Freshman year
Big West Conference Freshman “Rookie of the Year” for New Mexico State University with a .321 BA
Hit over .300 Sophomore and Junior years earning All Big West Conference honors as an infielder
Top hitter in Division 1 Baseball for the New Mexico State Aggies finishing # 34 in the Nation with a .410 BA as a Senior
Earned Big West Player of the Week versus then ranked # 1 Cal State Fullerton leading the Aggies to 2 wins in 3 games going 8 for 12 under Head Coach Elliot Avent
Humble, quiet demeanor and high level of accomplishment earned him selection as the overall athlete “Male Athlete of the Year” at New Mexico State as a Senior
Finished his New Mexico State career with a Top 10 finish in Game Starts, At Bats, Hits, Batting Average and Total Bases
Started Coaching High School Baseball in 2006 at Hanks, then Eastwood and currently assisting at Riverside High School
He has been Blessed to have the unwavering support of his entire Family including his 2 daughters Crystal and Salma

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2018
Received the FBI Medal of Valor in Washington D.C.
Received the Texas DPS Directors Award
Received the Dallas Sheriff Department Medal of Valor and Life Saving Award
All Star player in Boys Baseball League playing for Cooley School under Coach John Woo
All District Player for Jefferson High School (1975-1979) playing for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Coach Al Silva
All Star player in the Lower Valley League with San Elizario and Fabens
Accepted full scholarship to play at Ranger Jr. College playing for Texas Hall of Fame Coach Jack Allen
Winning pitcher in 1978 NJCAA National Championship Game
Finished 1978 with a 10-1 record and 2.25 ERA
Represented by a trusted friend and mentor El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Andy Cohen and signed a professional baseball contract with the Texas Rangers
Assigned to the Sarasota Rangers of the Gulf Coast League and had a 5-0 pitching record with a 2.00 ERA
Signed a professional contract to play 1st and 3rd Base for the Triple A Mexican League Juarez Indios in 1981
Played in the Dallas Amateur Baseball Association with the Dallas DalRich Rebels (1982-1992)
Member of the 1988 Texas State Championship AABC Stan Musial squad
Played for the Dallas Dodgers (1992-1995) earning All Star and MVP honors
Coached the Sunnyvale Indians a Select Baseball team in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (1995-2002)
Vice President of the Mesquite Baseball League (1997-2001)
He has enjoyed the unconditional love and support from his wife Maria Elena; daughters Angela and Annabelle; Son Anthony; Grandchildren Ysabelle, Maximo, Giselle, Lucca and Olivia (due December 2018); Mother Delia; Father Alejo; Sisters Rosalie, Emily, Amy, Yvonne and Yvette and Brothers Joe, Arnold, Danny

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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First Medical Doctor to be inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
Relentless in his support of youth baseball in El Paso for over 40 years
Coached youth baseball every year while in high school and college
Coached Mantle Baseball level in NY during his MD residency
For the past 20 years he has sponsored, managed, coached and financed Select Baseball Teams from El Paso competing throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado
Won prestigious Dallas State Tournament with team coached by Rick Miller and El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Larry Vucan
Chosen to participate in Major League Scouting Bureau Scout School
Only non-MLB baseball staffer in his Class to graduate from MLB’s 15 day Scout School in Arizona
Scouted for the Minnesota Twins for 5 years
Current Certified MLB Scout for the Miami Marlins
Founded El Paso Border Youth Athletic Association
Initiated BASE PLAY with Clint Independent School District with a mission to promote the game of baseball for boys and girls providing equipment, t-shirts, pants, gloves, shoes, umpire and coaching stipends and training
Participants must have teachers report they are earning passing grades every three weeks
They are bussed home from practice, receive hot meals, academic awards and tournament trophies
Roberto Clemente Foundation has provided a Grant for this outstanding program
Major League Baseball has incorporated BASE PLAY into their RBI program
HBO spent 3 weeks producing a documentary to air in 2018
Fabens, Canutillo and Gasden school districts are pursuing opportunities with the BASE PLAY program based on current results in Clint
Honored by Project Amistad as their 2018 Person of the Year for his endeavors in youth baseball

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2018
First Andress High School Baseball Player to be inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame
4 year Varsity Lettermen for Andress High School Eagles 1989-1992
All City 2nd Team as a Freshman with .395 BA, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 3-1 Pitching Record with 2.70 ERA
All City 1st Team as a Sophomore with .467 BA, 6 HR, 30 RBI, 7-3 Pitching Record with 2.65 ERA
All City MVP as a Junior with .450 BA, 14 HR, 35 RBI, 7-1 Pitching Record with 1.98 ERA
Chosen High School Baseball Player of the Year by the El Paso Times and All City Co-MVP his Senior year with .400 BA, 11 HR, 32 RBI, 10-2 Pitching Record with 2.39 ERA
Chosen to North and South Texas All Star Game in the Houston Astrodome where he pitched a scoreless 9th Inning
Selected to Chevron Showcase Classic All Star Game
Texas State Runner-Up in Little League 18U Division falling one game shy of the Little League World Series in Florida for 18U
2 Time all WJCAC 3rd Baseman for New Mexico Junior College with .392 BA, 15 HR, 51 RBI, Pitching Record of 6-1 with 3.25 ERA
Played Junior Year at University of Texas at Arlington with .300 BA, 7 HR, Pitching Record 2-1 with 3.26 ERA
Played for Oklahoma City University his Senior year with .310 BA, 6 HR before getting injured going into Regionals and ending his baseball career
Coaches Youth baseball for past 10 years
Founded Brayden’s Buddy Non-Profit organization with his wife Claudia whose mission is to donate AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) and CPR train teachers and staff members to spread awareness of sudden cardiac death – 55 AED’s have been donated to schools to date

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2018
First El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree to be Inducted in the Year that a Coach led a team to a Texas High School State Baseball Championship
Coached Southlake Carroll to 2018 Texas High School 6A State Baseball Championship winning their final 14 games including going undefeated in all 11 Post Season Playoff games in his second year as Head Coach at Southlake Carroll High School and finishing with a 35-6 record and becoming the first Dragon Baseball team to reach the State Tournament Final 4 in consecutive years in school history
Coached Southlake Carroll to 2017 Texas High School 6A State Semi-Finals in first year as Head Coach at Southlake Carroll High School
Coached at Franklin High School (El Paso) leading the Cougars to multiple Texas High School State Playoff Appearances
Assistant Coach for Rick Miller at Bel Air High School
Played professionally in Italian Baseball League in Trieste Italy
Coached in Italian Baseball League
Managed in Italian Baseball League
Played Collegiately at New Mexico Highlands University
Played for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honorees Coach Ray Saenz and Coach John Cazares at Eastwood High School earning All District honors
Teammate of fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honorees Butch Henry and Frank Castillo at Eastwood High School
Introduced to baseball and developed his first passion for the game working El Paso Diablos games for El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Paul Strelzin
Began El Paso baseball playing career in Hirby Baseball Program coached by El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Honoree Coach Larry Hernandez
Blessed to have his most visible, most vocal and most unconditional support from his Wife Christina and Son Jordan

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2019
1997 District MVP and El Paso High School Player of the Year for Socorro High School with a .463 BA, 6 HR, 20 RBI and 6-1 pitching record with a 1.46 ERA
Selected to play in Area Code Games with the Arizona Diamondbacks
1998 El Paso High School MVP and First Team All State with a 13-2 record, 1.68 ERA and 173 K’s
Drafted by the Texas Rangers
Signed with Grayson JC who he pitched to 2 consecutive National Championships earning Most Valuable Pitcher both years
Signed with the University of Texas and posted 7-5 record with a 2.67 ERA, 95 K’s, only 9 BB and 2 saves
Signed with the San Francisco Giants
Won a championship in Short Season “A” ball with Salem Keizer
Played in Arizona Fall League
Earned ROLAIDS Relief Pitcher in back-to-back months in the Eastern League with the Norwich Navigators
Pitched for the El Paso Diablos in 2009 under fellow El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Butch Henry
Finished his career in Mexico for Liga Norte and Sonora with Algodoneros de San Luis and Freserso de San Quintin

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2019
Active in Baseball for 46 years from Little League in 1968 through high school, college, Semi-Pro and Old Timers Leagues
1976 All District shortstop for Ysleta High School with .371 BA
1977 All City and All District shortstop with .362 BA
Earned baseball scholarship to Hill JC where he earned a spot as a starting pitcher both years
Earned baseball scholarship to NAIA college power Dallas Baptist College where he earned a spot as a Closer and spot starter
In 1981, he combined as the closer to a no-hitter in a 1-0 shutout of Rice
Played in Juarez after college an was a member of 6 league championship team and 8 All Star selections
Played in Lower Valley Semi-Pro league as a Player/Coach winning 3 League Championships under his leadership for 3 years with MVP selection and 2X Manager of the Year honors
Finished his career in the Lower Valley Old Timers League in 2013

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2019
Started umpiring in 1998
Selected Most Outstanding Umpire at 2002 Southern Umpires Camp in Atlanta GA
Selected to umpire Texas High School Baseball State Final 4 Game
Selected by peers to represent El Paso twice as representative for Texas High School Final 4 UIL State Tournament
Consistent selection for High School Playoff games
Selected to umpire numerous State and Regional youth championship games
Recognized for his integrity, preparation and his on-the-field performance
Wife Maria, children: Joshua, Noah, Peter, Abigail and Alyssa
Parents: Eva and Margarito Banales Jr.
Brother Margarito III, sisters Monica, Sandra, Sara
First Son/Father Umpire Duo inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame joining his Dad Class of 2005 Honoree and Past President Margarito Banales Jr.

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2019
.400 Batting Average with 7-1 pitching record and 1.19 ERA his junior year at Riverside High School
earning All-District and All City honors
His senior year he led Riverside High School to its first District championship with a .535 BA, 5-2 pitching record and 1.83 ERA earning All District and All City honors
Played collegiately at Hill Junior College with a .362 BA and 4-2 pitching record
His sophomore year he had a .382 BA with a 6-2 pitching record
Played at Hardin Simmons University where he was the winning pitcher in a 9-inning game against UTEP

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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Inducted in 2019
3X All City and All District second baseman at Austin High School (1972-1974)
Earned scholarship to play for Andy & Syd Cohen at UTEP
4 year starter as a second baseman
Earned All-Conference and All-WAC First Team Infield Honors in 1979
Earned degree in Biology from UTEP
Earned a Doctor of Dentistry degree in 1983 at the University of Southern California
Joined United States Public Health Service as a Dental Officer and retired with the rank of Captain
Honored by UTEP in 2010 as a distinguished UTEP Alumnus

Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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