HOUSTON, TX - On Thursday, Sept. 18, Astros Spanish broadcaster Alex Treviño will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor.
Each season, a current or former Houston media member is inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor for significant and lasting contributions to the landscape of Houston baseball through their work in journalism or broadcasting. This year, Treviño was elected by his peers and will be inducted by the Astros in recognition of his 19 consecutive years of service in the Astros Spanish broadcast booth.
Treviño will be broadcasting tonight's game from the press box and will be available to the media for comment prior to game time.
Treviño is currently in his 19th season as an Astros Spanish Radio broadcaster. He joined the broadcast booth in 1996 and has called over 3,000 Astros games, including six postseason appearances and the 2005 World Series run. His 19 seasons in the broadcast booth are the second-most in franchise history by a Spanish broadcaster.
Prior to joining the broadcast staff, Treviño spent 13 seasons in the Majors, primarily as a catcher, including the 1988-90 seasons with the Astros. He also spent time with the Mets, Reds, Braves, Giants and Dodgers in his Major League career. Treviño finished his playing career in the Mexican League, playing three seasons (1993-95) in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico.
"Alex has done a fantastic job of reaching our Spanish-speaking fans for nearly two decades," said Astros President Reid Ryan. "He's a true professional and a man that has an unmatched love for the game of baseball. We're lucky to have Alex as a part of our organization."
Treviño was a member of the 1972 Pony League World Series championship team, which hailed from Monterrey. He later would become one of seven Mexican-born players to play for the Astros, and was inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame in 2003.