GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Friday, 24 November 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2018 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 15 Feb. 19 Mar. 19 Apr. 16
May 21 Aug. 20 Sept. 17 Oct. 15

 

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2018 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Michael Dean Martinez

Before High School: Played baseball as a pitcher for the following leagues: Cub Scouts (1966-68), Old Timers (1968-72), Pueblo City  (1970-72) and Babe Ruth (1973-75)...Played quarterback four seasons in Bantam Football League (1968-71) and at St. Leanders for two years (1972-73).

High School: Attended Pueblo East H.S., graduating in 1978...Michael was a pitcher for four years on the Eagles baseball team (1975-78) and played three season each at quarterback on the football squad (1974-76) and forward on the basketball team (1975-77)... His lone basketball accomplishment was leading the Eagles to a Class AAA State Runner-up in 1976 (the team was ranked #1 going into tournament)...On the Eagles junior varsity (JV) team, Martinez recorded a perfect 6-0 record and had a .540 batting average at the plate...in 1976, Michael posted a shut-out of Air Academy (6-0) allowing four hits and striking out seven while batting .540 against the Cadets...During 1977, Martinez led East to a 14-5 record during the season...He pitched  11 innings, recording 18 strikeouts in a game against Air Academy and posted a five-hit shut-out of Mitchell, striking out nine batters in a 2-0 win...Was selected as the McDonald’s High School "Player-of-the-Year" and to the Colorado All-State High School team as a pitcher...Martinez pitched a no-hitter in Pueblo Post 203 win Woodward, OK (9-0)...In his senior year (1978), Martinez was the All South Central League "Player-of-the-Year" and named to the All South Central League Team as a pitcher... He recorded a 9-3 record (0.88 ERA) for the Eagles... His season highlights included: A no-hitter (first in East High History)  11 Strike-outs, 2 walks, 2 East errors, (18-0), (83 pitches) game     called in 5 innings against Harrison H.S.; Recoded 16 strikeouts, 2 hits against Wasson H.S. and posted his third straight shut-out against Coronado H.S., allowing two hits and hit a home run in a 24-0 win at Wasson Park...Named to the North High School All-American Team as a pitcher...Martinez's career record at East was 30-6.. He recorded more than 300 strike-outs in three years and was recruited by more than 25 colleges and Universities as well as nine professional baseball organizations...During the summer after his senior year at East, Martinez pitched a two-hit shut-out against Woodward, OK on 91 pitches for the Post 203 American Legion team.

After High School: Martinez spent seven years playing basketball in the Pueblo City league as a forward (1970-77) then played on several professional baseball farm teams as a pitcher for three years and two months - Helena Phillies (1978); Bend, OR Phillies (1979); Tampa Tarpons (1980) and the Indianapolis Indians (2 months from 1980-81)...While on the Helena Phillies farm team, Martinez threw the first-ever shut-out by a pitcher in team history on July 31, 1978...He returned to Pueblo and played as a catcher in softball, making the All-Tournament team n 1982 at the KOA Invitational...Michael also was behind the plate and named the Most Valuable Player at the 1982 Pueblo Handicapped Children’s softball tournament.   

Achievements: Won the city Punt, Pass and Kick competition three consecutive years (1968-70)... Martinez was named the 1975 "Athlete-of-the-Year" for the Babe Ruth League and led his team to the City Team Championship pitching a five-hitter in a 7-6 win (National Division vs. American Division)

 

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