Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Jim Walling has been involved with our program for over 42 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."
Walling began his affiliation with the Babe Ruth program in 1967 at the local league level serving in such positions as a coach, manager and League President. He left the local league level in 1971 when he was elected Montana District Commissioner. In 1976, he was elected Montana State Commissioner, a position he still holds today.
Jim Walling is just one of those volunteers who stand head and shoulders above the rest. His enthusiasm can be seen not just by the many years of being involved in youth sports. His commitment lies deeper. Look closely and you see the devotion in the countless hours Walling has spent preparing, overseeing and teaching all those youngsters along the way. Listen carefully and you can hear the words of wisdom and inspiration the man speaks to anyone smart enough to listen. Because of his dedicated efforts over the years, thousands of children are able to reap the many benefits and life lessons learned that result from participating in youth baseball and softball.
Jim Walling joins more than 200 individuals and organization who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.