FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO
The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum, founded by Gabriel “Tito” Avila Jr. in October 24, 1998, is the realization of a dream and an idea whose time has come.
Thanks to the support, goodwill and special efforts of many individuals, community leaders, industry professionals and institutions, we have grown and developed the dream into a reality.
Mr. Avila is a New York City native who has several years of experience in High School, College and semiprofessional baseball. He played in New York City’s American Legion Baseball, the United Block Association, the Bronx Federation and for the Hispanic Leagues in Central Park.
Mr. Avila’s love for baseball and his devotion to the Hispanic community has created a desire among himself and others with the same passions to increase the knowledge and awareness of the contributions made by Hispanic players to baseball, as well as paying tribute to the Hispanic culture.