Babe Ruth League President/CEO Ron Tellefsen said, "John Oliver has been involved with Babe Ruth League, Inc. for many years. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
John Oliver has served as Nebraska State Commissioner since 1974. John's duties consist of overseeing youth baseball and over 3,000 players in the state of Nebraska. He is responsible for scheduling district, state and regional tournaments each year. He has always been dedicated to the youth of Nebraska and seeing every youngster get the opportunity to play. John has been involved in baseball most of his life. He's enjoyed playing, coaching, umpiring and organizing Babe Ruth Baseball. Every facet of the game is a challenge to John that he unselfishly undertakes. The Nebraska Babe Ruth program owes its success to John Oliver. He always does the paperwork that is necessary, but his true love is watching the kids play and enjoy the game. Board Member/Regional Commissioner Norm Travis said, "I have known John since 1974 and have worked with him in our endeavors to further Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball. John has been active in all phases of Babe Ruth, from building fields to helping maintain them. He is very dedicated and has given much of his time to the betterment of the program. In my opinion, he is the type of person that the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame is all about."