Lupe Salinas

Inducted: 2003

Best Known For: Baseball

Hometown: Edinburg, TX

HS: Edinburg High School

College: Pan American College

Professional Team: Mexican League


He will forever be known as the man who pitched the Broncs into the College World Series in 1971 with a shutout victory.

After a super career at Edinburg High, Salinas was a Bronc from 1970-73, following in a long line of great hurlers at the school; he would win 38 games in college and leave the program ranked No. 1 in career ERA (1.16), complete games, and innings pitched, plus No. 2 in strikeouts.

Salinas was a valuable member of the storied Bronc team that made it to the Series in ’71, made All-American in 1972, and was an All-District pick for two seasons.

After using up his eligibility at PAC, Salinas went down to Mexico and was a steady winner, taking 20 victories in a year twice, winning Rookie of the Year in the Pacific Coast winter league, and once being traded for five players.