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Inducted in 2006
Hall of Fame only Son/Father/Son trio honoree Family
He started playing baseball in 1956 with the Lower Valley Bus Lines Little League team
Led his team to championship and was named to All Star team as a second baseman
Played Babe Ruth League for Lower Valley Optimist Club in 1957 and 1958
Named to Babe Ruth All Star team in 1957 and 1958
Played for Ysleta High School as their second baseman for four years 1958-1962
Led Indians to District Championship his sophomore year
Named team captain his junior and senior years
He then played for Texas Western College in 1963 in the school’s first year offering a college baseball program
Drafted into the United States Army and served two years and played shortstop for the 5th Army Division baseball team
Returned to play baseball for UTEP and became the starting shortstop his senior year
After graduation, Joe became the first baseball coach at Socorro High School in 1974
Played for the Socorro Cougars Semi-Pro team from 1963 to 1978
Also played for the Juarez Carta Blanca team
Named to the All Star team 3 times
From 1978 to 1985 he helped establish the Ysleta Optimist Club and became the founding President which organized baseball leagues for underprivileged kids from Ysleta and Socorro
Served as first Mayor of newly incorporated City of Socorro and was re-elected twice

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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