Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Charles Kentfield has been involved with our program for over 45 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."
Charlie began his career with Babe Ruth in 1952 serving as Secretary of Oskaloosa Babe Ruth League, a position he still holds today. From 1957 to 1992, he served as a Manager / Coach for the Oskaloosa Babe Ruth 16-18 League. In 1957, he was also elected District Commissioner and Iowa State Commissioner. He served as State Commissioner until 1970.
Charlie's unbroken length of service to Babe Ruth Baseball in Iowa has been invaluable in providing the community the continuity needed by the state organization. He has the ability to work with others, and is willing to devote time and effort to Iowa Baseball at whatever level needed. Charlie's personal integrity, sense of sportsmanship and genuine friendliness are exactly the ideals that Babe Ruth Baseball embodies. These strong traits have positively influenced both the youth and adults with whom Charles has worked with in the Babe Ruth program.