Teixeira, Lowe elected to AFL Hall of Fame

08/14/2012 3:17 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
You can add another title to Mark Teixeira’s illustrious career: Arizona Fall League Hall of Famer.

Teixeira, along with new teammate Derek Lowe and Rangers manager Ron Washington, were elected to the AFL Hall of Fame on Tuesday, becoming the newest members of an elite group that also includes Derek Jeter and Jason Giambi, among others.

"We welcome Mark Teixeira, Derek Lowe and Ron Washington as our 2012 honorees," Arizona Fall League director Steve Cobb said in a release. "Mark and Derek have been remarkably consistent professionals throughout their standout careers, and Ron has become one of the most respected managers in baseball."

Teixeira (2002) and Lowe (1995) both played for the Peoria Javelinas while in the AFL. Lowe also played for the Sun Cities Solar Sox in 1993, and Washington was a hitting coach for both the Solar Sox (1992) and Javelinas (1993).

“What an honor, thank you!” Teixeira Tweeted Tuesday afternoon after learning of his induction.

The Arizona Fall League began in 1992, and the Hall of Fame was founded in 2001 to honor Major League Baseball's best players and coaches who used the AFL to help develop their skills. With the additions of Teixeira, Lowe, and Washington, there are now 31 AFL alumni enshrined.

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