- History -
History of the HHBMHOF
The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame is currently a traveling museum with hopes and goals of setting up a permanent physical location in the San Francisco bay area within the next 2-5 years.
The museum was founded by Gabriel "Tito" Avila, jr. in the Mission District of San Francisco, California on October 24, 1998, and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization on June 23, 1999 in Sacramento, California.
As a former semi-pro, sandlot, high school, and college player, as well as a Vietnam-era Veteran hailing from both New York City and
San Francisco. Tito aspired to honor the greatest Hispanic position players of all-time.
The HHBMHOF is international and dedicated to recognizing the contributions made to baseball by Hispanic players.
Since its inception, the HHBMHOF has inducted (67) players, coaches, broadcasters, Negro Leagues Hispanic players, MLB scorers and pioneer executives.
Founding members Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Mercado, and Tito "23" Fuentes.
Orlando Cepeda accepting his HHMHOF plaque at the Grand Hyatt, San Francisco. on February 22, 2002
- Newsletter -
We're happy to announce the official launch of our monthly newsletter. You can now stay on top of all that's happening with the museum as we continue our progress to open a physical building in the near future. Also, featured articles on current and retired players, MLB team news, and much more. Please fill and submit the form below for us to email you a new free issue every month.