Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said," Buck Ward 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."
Buck Ward began his career in Babe Ruth Baseball in 1952 as a founder of the Wheatland Babe Ruth League, where he coached, organized Wheatland's first Babe Ruth League, and helped bring Babe Ruth Baseball to the state of Wyoming.
Buck acted as Assistant State Commissioner for several years and finally took over the Wyoming Babe Ruth program as State Director. From there, he worked his way up the ranks and, in 1971, was elected Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner, which gave him a seat on the International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth Baseball. He held both of these positions until his death, March 13, 1983.
Duane "Buck" Ward's biggest concern was the welfare of the kids and Babe Ruth Baseball to him was one way to get and keep the kids on the right track. He dedicated a big part of his life to prove this point. Nobody would doubt that he did just that.