Babe Ruth League President/CEO Ron Tellefsen said, "Dick McGuire served Babe Ruth League, Inc. for close to 40 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."
From 1957, when he was instrumental in starting the Babe Ruth program in the city of Augusta, until his death in 1966, Dick was a tireless worker and promoter of Babe Ruth League, Inc. in the state of Maine.
During his tenure as Maine State Commissioner, the Cal Ripken program experienced tremendous growth and the entire Babe Ruth program expanded into the northern area of the state.
Board Member/Regional Commissioner Joe Lamy said, "When Dick was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996, many of those who spoke praised him for his ability to reach kids through baseball. Dick may have had four daughters, but he had many 'sons' playing on many baseball fields. He was an excellent role model, and his influence can still be felt by his many 'sons' who are even now involved in baseball in some capacity around the state."