Tony Barbosa, Jr.

Inducted: 2005

Best Known For: Baseball; Coaching Baseball

Hometown: Brownsville, TX

HS: Brownsville High

College: Pan American College

Professional Team: California Angels

High School Coach: Pace, Round Rock, Laredo LBJ and Brownsville Porter


Simply unhittable in high school, this fireballing lefty went on to Pan American College, where set a record for career strikeouts and became the first Bronc hurler to defeat the Texas Longhorns.

Tony Barbosa, who would later amass a storied 28-year career as a coach, pitched for Brownsville High from 1965-66, losing only two games during that span and leading the Eagles to the title game in ’65.

At PAU from 1967 to 1970, he fanned 351 batters in 290 innings with a glittering 1.24 ERA (third in Bronc history) and was drafted by the California Angels. His 125 Ks in 1970 is second in program annals. After three years in the AAA ranks, Barbosa enjoyed five great seasons in the Mexican League.

With Pace, Round Rock, Laredo LBJ, and Brownsville Porter, Barbosa has made the playoffs 13 times and in 2008 was named Coach of the Year for Porter.