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Glenn Drake

1998

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Glenn Drake has been involved with our program for over 39 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."

Glenn Drake began his work in Babe Ruth Baseball in 1957 and during his 39 years of involvement has worn many hats. He served as a coach, manager, League President, and District Commissioner. In 1985, he was elected Missouri State Commissioner, a position he held throughout 1998.

Glenn has been instrumental in forming many new leagues over the years. In 1982, Glenn served as Tournament Director of the Midwest Plains 13-15 Regional Tournament. At the close of that tournament, Glenn claimed the next tournament Lebanon would host would be a World Series. He pursued this by attending World Series in Niles, Michigan and Jamestown, New York to gather information on how to host a successful World Series. He fulfilled his dream in 1986 when Lebanon hosted the 13-Year-Old World Series, of which Glenn served as Host President.

Glenn Drake is not only active with Babe Ruth, but is also a promenade member of his church. He is a member of the Kiwanis in Lebanon. Wherever you find kids and they need a friend, Glenn is there to give them a hand. Glenn did not have boys of his own to play ball, but had two daughters to support and follow his Babe Ruth activities. He always felt all the kids playing were his.

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