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El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019 Lineup

The 2019 class for the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame was officially announced Tuesday by hall of fame officials.

Albert Montes, Armando Femath, Matthew Bañales, Michael Cox and Arturo Bravo were all selected for the honor.

The entire class will be honored the weekend of July 13 and 14th.

On Saturday July 13, the class of 2019 tosses out First Pitch at Southwest University Ballpark.  Then, on Sunday July 14,the Class of 2019 Induction Banquet will be held at the Wyndham Conference Center.

Tickets for the event are available $30 Per Person and required for everyone entering Banquet Hall; the last day for Ticket Sales is Friday July 5, 2019

Albert Montes

⦁ MVP, Player of the Year and All District selection with Socorro High School
⦁ Named “Outstanding Pitcher” twice at NJCAA World Series pitching Grayson JC to consecutive National Championships in 1999 and 2000
⦁ Drafted by the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants
⦁ Pitched for the University of Texas

Armando Femath

⦁ All-District and All-City shortstop and pitcher for Ysleta High School
⦁ Pitched for NAIA college power Dallas Baptist
⦁ Continued playing after college baseball career
⦁ Coached youth baseball, spent 46 years total in baseball journey

Matthew Bañales

⦁ Awarded Most Outstanding Umpire at 2002 Southern Umpires Camp in Atlanta, GA
⦁ Selected by peers to represent El Paso twice as representative for Texas High School Final 4 UIL State Tournament
⦁ Consistent selection for High School Playoffs Games
⦁ Umpired numerous State and Regional youth championship games

Michael Cox

⦁ Played at Riverside High School and as a junior hit .400 with a 7-1 pitching record
⦁ Selected All-District and All City in his senior year leading Riverside High School to first District title
⦁ Played collegiately at Hill College and Hardin- Simmons University

Arturo Bravo

⦁ Three Time All City and All District selection for Austin High School
⦁ Played with UTEP Baseball under Andy Cohen
⦁ WAC All-Conference selection

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