Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Larry Magers 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."
Larry Magers was a resident of Jamestown, New York from 1985 until his untimely death in 1997. Larry served as a member of the Babe Ruth Board of Directors for 30 years. Prior to becoming a Board Member, he served as a League President, District, State and Regional Commissioner. Larry attended 33 consecutive Babe Ruth World Series', and served as a World Series Task Force Member / Tournament Director. He was a member of the Babe Ruth Finance/ Planning Committee and played a strong role in the success of the total program.
Ex-Chairman of the Board, Bill Smith said, "Due to the tremendous amount of respect the entire Babe Ruth Board had for a fine individual by the name of 'Larry Magers', Larry was the only candidate elected to the hall of Fame in 1998. He certainly played a vital role in the development of the Babe Ruth program for young players 4 through 18 years of age."
Jamestown was blessed to have Larry Magers as a community member. Magers helped bring Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball to a higher level in NY. His continuous focus was always on what is best for the kids. Larry would have been delighted and honored to see Jamestown host the Softball 12U World Series in 1999. He is considered a large force in the reason for over 900,000 NY participants.