Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Alfred Stanton has been involved with our program for over 15 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."
Al Stanton was the founder of the Clarkstown Babe Ruth League in Seven Lakes, North Carolina, after moving from his original residence in NY. Stanton held the New York State Director of Babe Ruth Baseball and chairman of the international board, the highest volunteer position in the Babe Ruth Organization, from 1965 to 1975.
Stanton was a highly respected Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II. For 30 years, he was a corporate officer, and finally president of Alfred Suter Company in Orangeburg, retiring in 1978.
Ron Tellefsen, not only a native to New York City as well, but the late President/CEO of the Babe Ruth Organization, is one of the many who acknowledge Stanton's importance in Babe Ruth. He said, "He (Stanton) was the type of person who could not do enough for other people. If there was a kid who needed a mitt or spikes, Al Stanton would see to it that the kid had it - but without any fanfare. He's responsible for my being where I am today."
Alfred G. Stanton, a force in the Babe Ruth Program, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.