Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Norm Travis has been involved with our program for over 48 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."
Norm Travis has been involved in youth baseball since 1957, serving at each level of administration in the Babe Ruth organization from local league Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President to Colorado State Commissioner to Midwest Plains Assistant Regional Commissioner. In 1986, he was elected as Midwest Plains Regional Commissioner making him an automatic member of the Babe Ruth International Board of Directors, a position he still holds today. Chairman of the Babe Ruth League Rules Committee for the past several years, Travis has also served as a member of the task force for many Babe Ruth World Series.
In 1952 Travis played professional baseball with the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League, a New York Yankee affiliate, where he pitched and played outfield after suffering an injury. He was the first recipient of the Colorado Babe Ruth Hall of Fame inducted in 1996. Travis is an independent insurance agent by trade and a member of the Elks Club. A horse enthusiast, he enjoys racing in Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado.
A devoted family man, Travis and his wife Colleen have three adult children and several grandchildren.
Norm Travis joins more than 200 individuals and organization who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.