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About Heart of the Babe

Welcome to the kick-off of Heart of the Babe — a new national program that provides you, our Babe Ruth League Coaches, the opportunity to recognize and celebrate that one special player on each of your teams, who embodies the values and qualities of the legendary Babe Ruth and of the Babe Ruth League Organization.

For this year’s 2021 Season, the criteria for choosing your winning players will focus on one stand-out characteristic representing the essence of the Heart of the Babe: Determination and Never Giving Up!

The HOTB recognition program is not intended to be a popularity contest nor a platform to showcase the best athlete on your team, nor even the season MVP…unless of course, he or she demonstrates by their actions and attitude, that very special characteristic of “Never Giving Up.”

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Who is Eligible

 

The Heart of the Babe recognition program is open to every registered player on every team, across all Babe Ruth League Divisions.

How the Program Works

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Sign-ups to begin March 1st. 

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Once you’re officially signed up, you can introduce the HOTB program to your team’s parents and players at your first team meeting at the beginning of the season. To help explain the program, you’ll be provided a one sheet on the program’s criteria. We encourage you to use this opportunity to inspire and motivate your players to be their personal best throughout the regular season of play.

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When you’ve chosen your team’s HOTB player, log into your account and submit the winning player’s name and parent’s email and contact information. Please try and do this three weeks before your season ends.

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Winner recognition can occur at each team’s end of season family event.

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Each winner will receive an official Babe Ruth League HOTB recognition certificate as well as an opportunity to purchase exciting commemorative offerings from our awards sponsor, CircleGraphics.

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Some selected winners may be asked to share their stories on BRL social media and streaming network.

Inaugural Season Milestone Dates

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HOTB Kick Off. Time to get your players engaged.

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Time to narrow down whom on your team possesses The Heart of the Babe!

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Time to Submit Your Winner

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Certificates Available
Commemorative Items Ordering

Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs above all are of, by and for youth. Our mission is to make better citizens through proper supervision of regulation competitive youth baseball and softball- promoting mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.

Youth always had a special place reserved in “The Babe’s” heart and we hope to make our organization’s beloved namesake very proud with this inaugural Heart of the Babe player recognition program.