Luis  Alamia, Jr.

M.F. Red Connor

Inducted: 1993

Best Known For: Baseball (player), Football (official)

Hometown: Weslaco, TX

College: The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Team: Chicago White Sox

High School Coach: Baseball, Scout - Houston Colt 45s

A two-sport star at The University of Texas, he played minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox and became a leading Valley football official with an incredible record of community service.

Weslaco’s M.F. “Red” Connor played football and baseball for the Longhorns and was talented enough on the diamond to get signed by the White Sox. He became an official in 1946 and enjoyed 25 years as an arbiter, working big games in South Texas and Mexico during that stretch. Connor also scouted for the Houston Colt 45s for a spell.

As fine a ref as he was, Connor also established himself as a banking magnate and a civic giant, manning board of directors and president’s roles with the Texas Southwest Officials Association along with stints on the foundations of TSTC, the Texas Surplus Property Agency, and the Lumberman’s Association. He passed away in 2008.