Rogelio "Roy" Gonzalez

Inducted: 2004

Best Known For: Youth Sports Promoter

Hometown: McAllen, TX

HS: McAllen High School

Rogelio “Roy” Gonzalez will be remembered as a compassionate man who dedicated his life to giving underprivileged children an opportunity to play baseball.

A member of the McAllen High baseball team in high school, he graduated in 1963 and played many years of semi-pro baseball in the Valley.

He volunteered with the Palm City Lions Club, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and the McHigh Quarterback Club, also working with the city’s Housing Authority, Gang Task Force and the Texas Lighthouse for the Blind.

His greatest awards came in 1994 when he was named McAllen Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, and in 1996 when he received the RGV Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.

Gonzalez served as commissioner of Pony Baseball of Texas, and spent a lifetime helping the youth of the area take part in sports and learn life lessons as well.