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Daniel J. Lynch

2000

Babe Ruth League President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Daniel Lynch has been involved with our program for over 39 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."

Dan Lynch began his affiliation with Babe Ruth Baseball in 1958 as a 13-15 coach in South Boston. He went on to manage a team in the South Boston Babe Ruth League from 1961 to 1972. When he left in 1972 to coach in the newly formed 16-18 league, he was firmly established as a baseball legend in his hometown. He was a great coach with superior teaching ability and knew how to develop young players in all the skills of baseball. Dan presided over the South Boston Babe Ruth League from 1974 to 1979. He took a disarrayed program and transformed it into a showcase. He expanded the league to let every kid play. In 1975, Dan added to his responsibilities by also becoming president of the South Shore 16-18 Babe Ruth League.

Dan held various other positions in Babe Ruth Baseball such as District Commissioner, Assistant State Commissioner, and in 1979 was elected Easter Massachusetts State Commissioner, a position he held until his death in 1996. He brought Babe Ruth Baseball to 134 out of 200 possible Easter Massachusetts communities. He expanded the number of teams in Eastern Mass. By 166% and expanded the number of leagues by 64% to become one of the largest states holding Babe Ruth Baseball.

Dan Lynch was a highly intelligent, considerate person. He touched many lives while promoting the ideals of the Babe Ruth program. Even more remarkable is the fact that in his last ten years, Dan spent three days a week (4 hours per day) on dialysis. He still found time to constantly travel and personally attend league and district meetings even though he didn't drive a car.

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