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Frontera: Athletics and Performance

Centralized guide to all EPCC's local history publications, videos and guides and sources for local history topics

Baseball in El Paso

We have written several articles on baseball teams and stars : A Baseball Team By Any Other Name and Andy and Syd Cohen: The Men Behind the Name which include a box on baseball sources, but there's more to write about.  

Chihuahuas Baseball team and Southwest Stadium downtown

Cohen Stadium 1990s-2010s, predecessor to the Southwest University Park (home to the Chihuahuas)

Dudley Field, a landmark from the 1920s-1970s

Parr, Rick  President of the Diablos 1979-2001 and President of the El Paso Sports Association

Paul, Jim  Manager of the Diablos

Boxing in El Paso

Search these prize fighters in the historical newspaper database linked below. 

Acosta, David

Garcia, Rafael  Boxing cutman who worked with Merriweather

Herrera, Tony   Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio.

Lazcano, Juan former world title contender

Mata, Reyes  longtime trainer

Payan, Mike boxer

Payo/Ortegon Brothers -- boxers and WWI veterans. known in boxing world as Cipriano ( 'cip or Chip) Payo and Gene Payo

Rivers, Joe boxer

Vasques, Mike  Prizefighter from Segundo Barrio. Southwest Featherweight Champion 1920s

Yaqui, Joe wrestler from Segundo Barrio


Gerardo (Drag performer)

Lucha Libre

Cassandro (Saul Armendariz) professional lucha libre/Mexican wrestler

New Era Wrestling (Lucha Libre in the family)

Power Lifting


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