American Little League Baseball

1982 State Finalists

I was blessed to have such a fun childhood when playing little league baseball, that I wanted to help kids have the same level of fun. It started when I volunteered in 1969 for the American League. l was asked be a coach and take the equipment home because the coach was not able to. Coach instructed he would pick up the equipment later. To my surprise, he called me that night and told me that the team was mine from now on.

l surrounded myself with great assistants and little league players that wanted to put up with my discipline, dedication, and desire throughout my 25-year coaching career. Our dream was to play in the Little League World Series. One of my players was anxious to play China.

God blessed me once more and allowed me to take teams to state five times in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982 with the American League and 1993 with the Del Mar League. I had the support of my family, parents, volunteers, and many Laredo fans. We have gone to the final game in State twice with hopes to advance to the Florida tournament and then of course to reach our Dream.

 Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart! Congratulations to all 2022 Inductees and to everyone who dedicates his/her time to work with the youth in the community and help them to develop their skills and the teamwork philosophy. 

To all of the youngsters I coached for 25 years and who are now adults thank you for your dedication to baseball, thank you for trusting in me and for being a part of all of our teams’ accomplishments in Little League and now in your adult lives.

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Proposed museum location is downtown Laredo, Texas, intersection, Farragut at Juarez Ave.