JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Independent baseball is a step closer to moving to Joplin, after the city council approved a lease agreement for the stadium that would house a team that once played in El Paso, Texas.
Paul Strelzin began his career in El Paso as a sports announcer in 1968 as the public address announcer for UTEP track meets. Sadly, this El Paso sports legend passed away at the age of 75 on Friday night.
Three years ago, Eddy Rodriguez was a catcher for the El Paso Diablos. Yesterday, he made history homering in his first big-league at bat. Rodriguez, now a member of the San Diego Padres, teed off on a Johnny Cueto slider for his first career homer as a major leaguer.
The once El Paso Diablos play by play announcer and now Texas Rangers play by play announcer was on Sports Talk today.
Matt Hicks talks about the "lightening" game, being called up and more.
"They told me I had a day to decide, I didn't need it, but I took it anyway."