Trevino added to Wall of Honor

Trevino added to Wall of Honor

HOUSTON -- Spanish-language broadcaster Alex Trevino was added to the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor in an on-field ceremony at Minute Maid Park prior to Thursday's game against the Indians.

Trevino, who played three seasons with the Astros, is in his 19th season as a broadcaster. He joined the booth in 1996 and has called more than 3,000 games, including six postseason appearances and the 2005 World Series run. His 19 seasons in the booth are the second-most in franchise history by a Spanish broadcaster.

"You don't have plans for it," Trevino said. "I'm one of the luckiest men -- I'm going to have to say it -- on the face of the earth."

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. He finished his playing career in the Mexican League, playing three seasons (1993-95) in his hometown, Monterrey.

When Trevino's career came to an end, Astros director of broadcasting Jamie Hildreth asked him if he was interested in broadcasting games in Spanish. Trevino was intrigued, but told Hildreth he didn't have any experience behind a microphone.

"He said, 'You know what? You've got the knowledge, you've got the language, you've got the experience in the game. Just give it a try and have some fun,'" Trevino said. "That was 1996, and here we are."

Trevino's older brother, Carlos, was a member of the Monterrey team that won the Little League World Series in 1957-58, so he's from a baseball background.

"I'm the result of a culture in my family, and the city because Monterrey is very rich in baseball, especially Little League and youth organizations," Trevino said. "All of a sudden, I play international baseball as a Little Leaguer, I sign out of high school as a pro and I get to the big leagues at a pretty young age. I don't know anything but baseball. When you're lucky enough after your playing career and you're still involved in baseball, you have to be grateful."

Trevino was a member of the 1972 Pony League World Series championship team, which hailed from Monterrey. He would become one of seven Mexican-born players to play for the Astros, and he was inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame in 2003.

He was joined on the field on Thursday by his wife, Martiza; daughters Brianna Fox and Marielle Sarrazala; and two grandchildren.

Brian McTaggart is reporter for 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.