Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Oscar Luzzi has been involved with our program for over 30 years. He is a very dedicated volunteer and plays a major role in the success the organization enjoys today. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
For nearly 30 years, Oscar Luzzi has been giving countless hours of his time to the youth of Staten Island involved in Babe Ruth League baseball. Oscar has been with the East Shore Babe Ruth League in Staten Island since its inception in 1954, holding the presidency for 13 years. Luzzi always aimed to teach the kids sportsmanship and make better citizens of them in their adult life. A game was never played without "Oscar" being there to encourage his boys, win or lose. His dedication was above and beyond expected. Wherever there was opportunity to improve the wealth of the East Shore organization, Oscar was present. He assisted the women in running Chinese auctions, card parties, etc. to fundraise money to keep the league operating. Even with physical health problems, Oscar kept on going to help his boys.
After being nominated twice, previously, to the Hall of Fame, Oscar Luzzi is finally being honored for his love and devotion to the Babe Ruth Organization in 1979.