Camilo "Mr. Baseball" Rodriguez, Sr.

Inducted: 1990

Best Known For: Baseball Player

Professional Team: Mexican Leagues and Semi-Pro Texas


Camilo Rodriguez, affectedly known as “Mr. Baseball” both north and south of the border, was one of this area’s premier shortstops in a career starting in 1930 and spanning three decades. Rodriguez played semi-pro and professional baseball in Mexico and Texas from 1934 to 1950, concluding his career by playing with the McAllen Palms in the old Class C Rio Grande League. In 1964, Rodriguez joined the Houston Astros organization as a scout for South Texas and Northern Mexico.