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Irby Luquette

1995

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Irby Luquette has been involved with our program for over 36 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."

Mr. Irby has dedicated over thirty six years of his life to the youth of Babe Ruth Baseball in the Louisiana area. He began coaching in 1960, and in 1962 he won the first 13-15 year old state championship for his hometown of Abbeville. His coaching career lasted ten years, and was elected president of the Abbeville Babe Ruth League for 2 years. In 1970, he became district director, and shortly after was nominated state commissioner. It wasn't long after, Luquette was appointed Regional Commissioner, and served the position for 7 years. He decided to step back down to district director to soon retire in 1994 to prepare Abbeville facility for the 1995 Bambino World Series.

Luquette has involved not only with Babe Ruth at state and regional levels, but served many terms as tournament director for many district, state, and regional tournaments. In 1974, he served on the World Series committee in Abbeville. This was the very first tournament to show a profit, also breaking the record for attendance at that time.

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