Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Jim Lemp has been involved with our program for over 49 years. He is truly a dedicated volunteer and plays a major role in the success of the program on all levels. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Jim Lemp started in the Babe Ruth program in 1959 at the grass roots level serving as a team manager and League President, Secretary and Treasurer. After leaving the local league level, he served as District Commissioner, Assistant State Commissioner, State Commissioner and Assistant Regional Commissioner until being elected as Board Member/Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner in 1983. Lemp served as Board Member/Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner until 2000, at which time he was elected as an At-Large Board Member.
Lemp retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 43 years of service. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his public and community service, such as the Wyoming Park and Recreation Award for a Non-Professional and Cheyenne's "Golden Deeds" Award for "Man of the Year". The Cheyenne Lodge 122 Knights of Pythias also honored him by awarding him the "Degree of the Golden Spur", which is the highest honor they can bestow on an individual.
Jim Lemp joins more than 150 individuals and organization who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.