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    EST. 1989: #El Paso STRONG – Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . We are now in our 31st Year and have over 1.114 Million Views to our Bandit Web Site . . . Bandit Baseball Mission Statement: Growing Great Men, One Little Boy at a Time . . . Bandit Core Values: My Faith, My Family, My Team, My Self . . . Bandit Core Priorities: Academics, Attitude, Ability, Strength in Faith and Strength of Character . . . IN MEMORIAM “Happy Birthday” to Catalina “Grandma Bandit” Hernandez Who Would Have Celebrated Her 92nd Birthday on Saturday October 19, 2019: “The Little Things Done Well become the Big Things” . . . Our Home Page Picture is of a group of our 2006 Bandits including R J Franco With the Heavenly Smiley Emoji on His Cap Who Has Joined Our Lord’s Heavenly Kingdom and Would Have Celebrated His 25th Birthday on October 15 . . . In 1992, Coach Mike coined the phrase “It’s a Great Day to be a Bandit” and it remains True Today: “Happy Birthday” IN MEMORIAM To Bandit R J Franco Who Would Have Turned 25 on Tuesday October 15 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Marc Vargas Who Turned 28 on Thursday October 10 . . . “Happy Birthday” to High School All City and 4X High School All District Player, College Scholarship Player and Bandit 2002 National Finalist Julio Velez Who Turned 29 on Tuesday October 8 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Coach Charlie Bombach Who Turned 48 on Monday October 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Chris Rubio Who Turned 28 on Monday October 7 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit Brian Hebblethwaite Who Turned 28 on Friday October 4 . . . “Happy Birthday” to Bandit C J Avalos Who Turned 28 on Thursday October 3 . . . Thank You our Bandit Web Site Hits 1.114 Million Views with 3,647 Hits to our Web Site for the Week Ending Sunday October 13, 2019 . . . Hit “Inside the Diamond” for stories on our Bandits and our Bandit Families . . .
  • "We Pray that our Roots help you find your Wings - - that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith will give you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things" . . . Thank you we had 3,647 hits to our website this past week ending Sunday October 13, 2019 . . .  Check out "Inside the Diamond" for updates on our Bandits including our newest team, Pro Bandits, College Bandits, High School Bandits and our Bandit Family
  • “Thank You” our Bandit web site records hit # 1.114 Million
  • Our Web Site recorded hit # 1,o00,000 on Sunday April 9, 2019 . . . 3,647 hits for the week ending Sunday October 13, 2019
  • “BanditBall” 2018: Another season, another Championship
  • "BanditBall 2018: "Lil" Bandits go 21-2 and capture Sportspark Regular Season and Post Season Tournament Championships "BanditBall" 2017: "Lil" Bandits go 16-2 and capture Sportspark Regular Season Championship "BanditBall" 2016: "Lil" Bandits win the last 3 in a row including the "if" game 14-6 to capture the USSSA Silver Division Tournament Championship "BanditBall" 2014: Bandits went undefeated in capturing the Southwest Baseball League Championship . . .
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  • at the top of our Home Page to get updates on all of our Bandits including our Pro, College and High School Bandits
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  • Thanks to all our Bandit players, coaches, family members and supporters for helping to make this happen. We were different because you made a difference. We are what you allowed us to become, El Paso's best youth baseball organization!
  • On the Bandits Trail
  • Our "Honored" Numbers 4, 7, 9, 10 and 24 and Bandit Logo lead off our Slide Show
  • Thank You
  • to all our Bandit Parents, Family Members, Players and Coaches - - We were different because you made a difference
  • We Pray
  • that our Roots help you find your Wings - - "that God will Fill your Heart with Dreams and that Faith gives you the Courage to Dare to do Great Things"
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About Us

The Bandits 1989-2007

The Bandits started on April 15, 1989 with a team of 10 and under players playing in Boys Baseball of El Paso at Ponder Park. The first group was two months behind every one else in practicing and was basically a group of cast-offs from other teams that had already cut their squads. By July, the group of castoffs – led by 8 year old Champ Hernandez, and two 9 year olds – Josh Kallail and David Fortenbery had won the league championship and advanced to finish 5th in the city’s largest youth baseball program – Boys Baseball of El Paso. That fall the Bandits won the first ever Fall Ball Baseball Championship at Champions Sportsplex going undefeated.

In 1990, the Bandits bolstered by the addition of 9 year olds Aaron Forrister and Brian Franco, 8 year olds Michael Rubio, and Jason Beall, 10 year olds Robert Rubio and Carlos Villareal won the first of many city championships. The Bandits then formed two teams which eventually grew to 7 in all age brackets simultaneously.

In 1993, the Bandits became the first El Paso youth baseball team and the first team from outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex to win the Texas Baseball Classic in Fort Worth.

In 1995 the group began downsizing in accordance with the plan of dissolving by 1998. A turn of events kept the organization active into the year 2007. The organization has never looked back winning more city, tournament, state, regional, and national honors than all the other El Paso youth baseball organizations combined!

In 1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998, 1999 and 2000 they won every single championship for every age division they were entered in regulation baseball.

The 2000 team of became the first team of 13 year olds to win the entire 14 and under division in the history of Champions Sportsplex and Sportspark El Paso and not just the 13 year old division and did so by going undefeated.

The teams claimed National Finalist berths in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

The first graduating class was in 1998 and in 1999 every single Bandit made one of the city All-District lists. The Bandits have played college baseball at schools like the University of Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas State, Pima Community College, Cal Lutheran, El Paso Community College, UT San Antonio, College of the Southwest, Stephen F. Austin, Navarro Junior College, New Mexico Highlands, Sul Ross State University, St. Mary’s University and other schools in Texas, Indiana and Louisiana. All District, All City, All State, College All Conference, College All American and Professional Draft signees are part of our proud legacy.

We don’t want players who want to play on the best team, we want players who want to make their team the BEST.