"Everything started with me just giving it a try," Trevino said. "When I played for the Astros, Jamie Hildreth was the director of broadcasting, and he told me, 'Listen, when you're done playing baseball, if you want to give broadcasting a try, give me a call.' So when I finished in the big leagues, I went to Mexico and played in a little bit in Monterrey, my hometown."
Trevino had some offers to be a Minor League coach or instructor, but he decided he wanted to stay in Houston and took Hildreth up on his offer.
"You play Little League and your dream is to play in the big leagues, but my dream was not to be a broadcaster," he said. "It's one of those things you never know in life."
The Astros induct a former or current member of the Houston media in the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor each season for significant and lasting contributions to the landscape of Houston baseball through their work in journalism or broadcasting. Trevino was elected by his peers.
Prior to joining the broadcast staff, Trevino 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. Trevino finished his playing career in the Mexican League, playing three seasons (1993-95) in Monterrey, Mexico.
"Alex has done a fantastic job of reaching our Spanish-speaking fans for nearly two decades," Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said. "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."
Trevino 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.
Brian McTaggart is reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.