Mr. Carl Lundquist was born October 24, 1913 in Kansas City, Mo. Carl was a sports writer for United Press International and his career spanned a myriad of assignments from Kansas City local newspapers covering high school sports to UP offices in Kansas City and New York. He later was the Public Relations Director of National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Yankees/Mets advertising/Public Relations promotions and the New York Generals Publicist for the Soccer League. He was also involved with the New York State Games for the Physically Challenged from 1985-1992.
In 1955 Parade offered an assignment to Carl to determine how Babe Ruth Baseball inspired major league players in their beginnings. Later, he conducted a survey of minor and major league players to see if they had played Babe Ruth Baseball. Dr. Williams, the then President of the Babe Ruth Board stated that "the response was beyond belief".
Through the "power of the pen" Carl's efforts brought Babe Ruth Baseball to the forefront and illustrated to boys from every walk of life that they could swing a bat in a competitive environment.
Carl Lunquist died August 26, 2000 in Daytona Beach, Fl.
Mr. Carl Lunquist was inducted into the Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.