Baseball has always been popular in the Sun City. Tuesday’s City Council proclamation was evidence of that. Next week was proclaimed The El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Week.
The 2016 class includes Darrin Glenn, Eric Enders, Matt Hicks, Victor Maldonado, and Pete Leyva (posthumously). They call it America’s pastime, but baseball in El Paso is alive and well.
“Baseball is one of the sports that is more popular in El Paso than it is in a lot of other places,” said inductee Eric Enders. Enders will be inducted as a writer. “We turn out a lot of good ball players here. We have a lot of great high school baseball. El Paso has been a big baseball town for a long time.”
The 28th annual El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame induction & banquet for 2016 will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel.