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San Francisco, California. 94108

Tel: (415) 305-1450

(c) 2019 Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame / Designed by Mauricio Segura ERSE 21 Media Services

Page Sections - History / Newsletter / Contributors


- 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.

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- Contributors - 


Gabriel "Tito" Avila Jr.


Due to his love of the sport and desire to preserve the Hispanic culture of professional baseball, Tito founded the HHBMHOF in 1998.



Mauricio Segura

Website Developer / 

Photographer / Field Correspondent

Lifelong Oakland Athletics fan, former outfielder for various independent leagues in Florida and California. Since hanging up his cleats at the age of 31, Mauricio studied journalism and now publishes two online sports and entertainment websites - Golden Bay Times & Sacramento Valley Times.


Frank Avila

Field Correspondent

Frank Avila is a lifelong Mets fan who was a little boy when the Mets franchise was created.  He loves sports, especially the Olympics. He studied Journalism and Drama at Long Island University in New York. One of his fondest memories was finally meeting his all time hero, Felix Millan at the 2013 All Star Fan Fest in New York in 2013. He writes his articles from a fans perspective,  so he connects with the average baseball fan.  Frank has also acted in various plays and movies.


Eric De Leon

Field Correspondent

A San Francisco native and a graduate from San Jose State University with a BA in Communication. "If there is one thing I’d like to contribute, it is to make a connection with one reader in some way shape or form".



Amaury Pi-Gonzaléz

Editor in Chief

Amaury Pi-Gonzaléz, a pioneer in establishing Spanish baseball radio play-by-play in the Bay Area, enters his 42nd season in Major League Baseball and is the “Voice of the A’s” for all Spanish broadcasts.



Scott Horstmeier

Newsletter Editor /

Field Correspondent 

Lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan.  Loves reading and writing about baseball.  Currently plays for the Cincinnati Buckeyes, a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association and a team that plays by the rules of the 1860's.  A Special Education Coordinator by day, a Field Correspondent for the HHBMHOF by night. 


Edwin Segura

Field Correspondent

A former semipro soccer player in his native Costa Rica, Edwin loved listening to the New York Yankees radio broadcasts of the 50s and 60s. After moving to the San Francisco bay area in the 70s, his love of baseball grew, and his devotion switched from pinstripes to the green and gold of the Oakland Athletics.