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Jerry Tresca

1987

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Jerry Tresca 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."

Tresca started in Babe Ruth Baseball as a player agent in 1952 when it was still referred to as Little Bigger League. His league was Sacramento's first in 1953. Jerry also managed Little League where his two sons participated. In 1953 & '54, he held the position as All-Star manager for the Sacramento Little League. Under his management, the Fruitbridge Little League won the championship in 1955.

Tresca continued managing teams up until 1960, when he organized the Connie Mack league, and became President. The same year he was elected Northern California Babe Ruth League District 5 Director, which ended his managing career, temporarily. His devotion turned to the Director's position. Jerry's hard work landed him the California State Director's position just a year later. He watched as Northern California went on to win the Babe Ruth World Series.

Tresca served positions from a little league manager, to Assistant Pacific Northwest Regional Director. He held the president's role in over four league's at a time. Even with all these responsibilities, Tresca still saw to it that California increased its size in both the number of leagues and teams. By 1972, Northern California had more teams in Babe Ruth than any other state. At that time they would have to hold 9 tournaments just to decide division champions.

Baseball is Tresca's life. It was his way of life. All he ever asked was to go on working for youth baseball until the day he died. His 30 years of dedication to Babe Ruth Baseball portrayed that love.

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