Babe Ruth League President/CEO Ron Tellefsen said, "Harry Smith served Babe Ruth League, Inc. for more than 47 years. His most enjoyable times were when he was able to watch a youngster play the game and have fun. He was truly a dedicated volunteer and played a major role in the success of Babe Ruth Baseball on all levels."
Harry Smith was involved in Babe Ruth Baseball since its inception in 1951 and served as a member of the Board of Directors for 19 years (he first became a Babe Ruth Board Member in 1979). As a Babe Ruth volunteer, he served the program as a World Series Public Relations Director, a position he held since the first World Series in 1952; served as the organization's Historian and Statistician; and was very instrumental in the success of Babe Ruth Baseball's 16-18 program, serving as New Jersey 16-18 State Commissioner from 1970 until 1977. Smith further played a major role in the formation of the Mercer County Babe Ruth 16-18 League where he served as a coach, manager and league officer.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. Chairman of the Board Bill Smith said, "I was sincerely blessed to have known Harry for many years and to have worked with him on numerous endeavors to further Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball. He was active in all phases of the Babe Ruth program. He was very dedicated and gave much of his time to the betterment of the program. In my opinion, the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame is all about honoring those like Harry Smith who made Babe Ruth League their passion."