600 ESPN El Paso's very own Steve Kaplowitz is being inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame this week, and we all would like to congratulate him for this honor! We'd also like to thank him for all his work and dedication to sports, our local athletes, and the city of El Paso!

Steve has become such a recognizable figure in El Paso through his hard work and commitment, his friendly, outgoing personality, and his honest talk. He's been the host of SportsTalk, El Paso's longest running sports talk show, on 600 ESPN El Paso longer than any other person, and he's built a strong following here in El Paso.

You can see him at so many events and games around town, and hear him promoting everything that makes El Paso great, so it's nice for him to get recognition like this. Congratulations, Steve!

Steve joins his father, the late Joel Kaplowitz in the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame, who was inducted into the Hall in 2008.

Congratulations to all of the 2013 El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Frank Del Toro, Athlete: a Jefferson HS athlete and local baseball and softball player.
  • Natasha Lacy, Athlete: a basketball player at Montwood HS, TCU, UTEP and in the WNBA.
  • James Munyala, Athlete: an 11 time All American distance runner at UTEP.
  • Bobby Lesley, Coach: basketball coach at Eastwood HS and of 1976 State Champions.
  • Jimmy Melendez, Coach: baseball coach at Riverside HS with a Final Four appearance.
  • Gary Crossland, Official: football official and founder of the El Paso Chapter SFOA.
  • Steve Kaplowitz, Media: television and radio sports announcer.
  • Buryl Baty, Posthumous: head football coach at Bowie HS.

The Townsquare Media El Paso Staff

Jeff Flynt

Quinton Martinez

Paul Torres