Hall of Fame Inductees


Vincent Lara began playing baseball in El Dorado at age six with older brother Raymond. A few years later, in 1977, Lara became a varsity high school player as a freshman. The same year, Lara was a member of the state champion "B" Legion team and was selected as an American Legion All-State pitcher. Vincent was a four-year letterman on the high school team and three time first team All-Ark Valley Pitcher. A highlight of Vincent's career was throwing a one-hitter against Wichita Northwest in the regional finals in 1979. That year, his team placed third in the 5-6A state tournament. In his senior year, Lara became co-captain of the high school team and was the starting pitcher in the 1980 Kansas All-Star game played in Wichita. Lara's career high school records include 18 wins, 253 strikeouts, 2 no-hitters, 196 innings pitched and 38 game appearances.

Lara's collegiate career began at Arizona Western Junior College in Yuma, Arizona. He compiled a record of 8-5 and threw the first no-hitter recorded at Arizona Western. In 1983, Lara attended Wichita State University but suffered a career-ending rotator cuff injury. Vincent Lara continues to make his home El Dorado with wife, Cheri and children, Marcus, Mariah and Dominic.


The Baseball Hall of Fame is open by appointment by calling Sam Leben at 316-321-2357, El Dorado Parks Department at 316-322-4975 or El Dorado Recreation Department at 316-321-9100.


El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
210 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS 67042

United States