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Frank Rinaudo

1989

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Frank Rinaudo has been involved with our program for about 30 years.  He is a very dedicated volunteer and plays 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."

Rinaudo first entered the Babe Ruth organization in 1961. Offices held include League President, District Commissioner, Assistant State Commissioner and Regional Commissioner as well as a member of the Babe Ruth Baseball Board of Directors. His most recent position was as Southwest Regional Commissioner and Board Member, which he held for the past 17 years.

Ex-President, the late Ronald Tellefsen said, "Rinaudo was a very kind and gentle man who was beloved in his region and by all those who came to know and respect him. He devoted his time and energy to the Babe Ruth program and its youth because he believed in Babe Ruth Baseball. As a result, he was very instrumental in making Babe Ruth Baseball a respected program, not only in the Southwest Region, but throughout the country and into Canada."

Houma, Louisiana League President Don Diamond enjoyed a 20 year relationship with Rinaudo. Diamond noted, "Frank was 100 percent Babe Ruth Baseball. If anybody loved the program -- he did."

Betty Rinaudo received a Hall of Fame plaque in honor of her late husband's induction. On hand for the presentation were sons, Dr. Francis Rinaudo, Jr. and Dr. Phillip Rinaudo as well as Babe Ruth Board Members James Wagoner and Robert Curran.

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