Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Jim Hill has been involved with our program for over 50 years. He is a very dedicated volunteer that has played 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."
Jim Hill began his affiliation with the Babe Ruth Program in 1958 serving in various positions for the Pine Bluff, Jr. Babe Ruth League, including League President, Vice President, Board Member, and Umpire.
In addition to serving at the local league level, Hill held the positions of Southwest Assistant Regional Commissioner and Babe Ruth League National Umpire Consultant for several years. In 1983, he was elected to the Babe Ruth League Board of Directors as an At-Large Member, a position he still holds today. Over the past several years, Hill has actively served as a Babe Ruth World Series task force member.
Hill, an accomplished official for more than 35 years, has officiated many sports, including baseball, basketball and football, throughout Arkansas. His umpiring expertise has been utilized for officiating at 14 Babe Ruth World Series covering all age levels.
Hill is retired from the Arkansas Power & Light Company. A devoted family man, he and his wife Thresa have three adult children, one son and two daughters.
Jim Hill joins more than 200 individuals and organization who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.