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Highlights in Babe Ruth League History

Learn about Poulsbo baseball history at new exhibit

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NK coach reflects on previous World Series appearances

Kitsap: a great place to get outdoors

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Lefebvre: Enjoy the game you play

Defined by Water: Welcome to Kitsap

World Series Committee....................................... 5

Pacific Northwest Region: Meridian, ID.............. 27

Poulsbo Mayor Rebecca Erickson........................ 6

Pacific Southwest Region: Tri Valley, CA............. 28

President Barack Obama...................................... 7

Southwest Region: Bryant, AR........................... 30

Bud Selig, Commissioner of Baseball.................. 8

Midwest Plains Region: Waite Park, MN............. 31

Babe Ruth Executives........................................ 11

Southeast Region: Greenville, NC...................... 33

Umpires.............................................................. 12

Kitsap County Map........................................34-35

Cal Ripken Jr...................................................... 13

Ohio Valley Region: Schererville, IN................... 36

Aaron Sele.......................................................... 15

Middle Atlantic Region: Monroe Township, NJ.... 38

Babe Ruth Code of Conduct............................... 16

New England Region: Westfield, MA.................. 39

Jim Lefebvre, Banquet of Champions................. 18

Bat Boys/Ambassador Girls................................ 41

World Series 2012 Playoff Bracket...................... 24

Babe Ruth Board of Directors............................. 45

Host: Kitsap, WA................................................. 25

History of Babe Ruth.......................................... 51

Northern Washington: Burlington, WA................ 26

Babe Ruth Regional Map................................... 53


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World Series Umpires

Brian Strege Bremerton, WA

Greg Schoonard Coarsegold, CA

Bruce Raymond (Umpire-in-Chief) Gilroy, CA

Joe Winniford Port Orchard, WA

The Peninsula Umpire’s Association salutes these men for being chosen to officiate the Babe Ruth Baseball 13 year old World Series. To learn more about the Peninsula Umpire’s association please visit our web site at: http://peninsulaumpires.org. For more information contact Bill Ezpleta, Recruiting Coordinator, 206-734-7807/recruitinfo@peninsulaumpires.org

Todd Wagner Springfield, OR

Gunnar Guttormsen Longview, WA

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The Sportsmanship Code of Babe Ruth League Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul. Develop a strong urge for sportsmanlike conduct. Develop understanding of and respect for the RULES. Develop courage in defeat, tolerance and modesty in victory. Develop control over emotions and speech. Develop spirit of cooperation and team play. Develop into real, true CITIZENS. © Copyright. 1954 by Babe Ruth League, Inc.

MISSION STATEMENT OF BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.

HOST FAMILY PROGRAM When Babe Ruth League, Inc. instituted the Host Family Program in 1961, they took youth sports to a higher dimension. The experience gained in Babe Ruth League tournament competition was elevated above hits, runs and errors. Although the best won and loss playing records continue to be the coveted prize, the long lasting memories are the ones emphasized by the Host Family experience. Those taking part in the Host Family Program adopt the players for the duration of the tournament providing meals, lodging, transportation, entertainment, cheerleading and tons of tender loving care. Thousands of friendships have been developed from this social and cultural experience that will continue to flourish for a life time. The Host Family Program has been responsible for turning a Babe Ruth tournament into a “Babe Ruth Happening” involving the entire community.

QUOTES ABOUT THE HOST FAMILY PROGRAM Quotes from Players: “They treat us nice and they introduced us to a lot of new people.” “I really don’t think that I can say enough about the host families.” “The host family program had to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.” Being only 17 years old, it’s almost impossible to think that 40 years from now I will still remember you and your family and most importantly the impact you have had on my life.” “Looking back I’m just glad we won that first game so we could stay an extra couple of days.” Quotes from Host Families: “They’re real good kids and they’re very polite.” “They eat, sleep and drink baseball.” “I feel like they’re our kids now.” “I’d like for them to stay in touch and see how they’ve progressed through high school and college.” Quotes from Player’s Parents and Coaches: “The kids build such a rapport with the host families.” “The team was here to play baseball, but these players learned something about hospitality, about support and about giving to your community and to young people.” “They were at every game to support their adopted sons.” “It’s people like you who make these tourneys unforgettable.” “There is so much to the World Series. The host parents have been terrific, there’s so much for the kids to do that baseball has been in the back of their minds.”


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HIGHLIGHTS IN BABE RUTH LEAGUE HISTORY: 1951 – Babe Ruth Baseball was founded in Hamilton Township, a suburb of Trenton, New Jersey to provide wholesome amateur baseball for 13,14 and 15-year-old players. 1952 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first World Series for the 1315 year-old division in Trenton, New Jersey. 1958 – First World Series held outside the United States in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1961 – Babe Ruth Baseball institutes Host Family program at World Series competition. – The Hostess program was established as part of each World Series. 1966 – Babe Ruth Baseball, recognizing the need for an older division, formed the 16-18 year-old division. 1968 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first World Series for the 1618 year-old division in Morristown, New Jersey. 1974 – Babe Ruth Baseball, in order to provide greater participation for younger players, formed the Babe Ruth Prep League limited to 13-year-old players. 1980 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first World Series for the 13-year-old players in Jamestown, New York. 1982 – Babe Ruth Baseball instituted its Bambino Division for players ages 4-12. – National Umpires Association founded to better serve Babe Ruth leagues nationally. 1984 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first Bambino Division (4-12) World Series in Shelbyville, Indiana. 1984 – Babe Ruth Softball, designed for girls ages 5 through 18, made its debut. 1986 – Babe Ruth Baseball World Series Training Center opened in Jamestown, New York. 1987 – Rookie League became part of the Bambino Division. 1988 – Babe Ruth Baseball began to offer a summer baseball camp. 1989 – Carl Yastrzemski, a Babe Ruth graduate, inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. First Babe Ruth graduate to attain this honor. 1990 – Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer, Babe Ruth graduates, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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1991 – Rod Carew, a Babe Ruth graduate, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1994 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first 16-Year-Old World Series in Carmel, Indiana. 1997 – Babe Ruth League, Inc. opened office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 1999 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first 14-Year-Old World Series in Clifton Park, New York. – Babe Ruth Softball held its first 12U World Series in Jamestown, New York. – Babe Ruth Softball held its first 16U World Series in Dare County, North Carolina. – George Brett and Nolan Ryan, Babe Ruth graduates, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. – The Little Sister program was established as part of each Softball World Series. 2000 – Bambino Division for players ages 4-12 renamed Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. 2001 – 50th Anniversary of Babe Ruth League, Inc. – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first Cal Ripken 10-year-old World Series in Vincennes, Indiana 2002 – Babe Ruth teams participate in “T-Ball on the South Lawn” at the White House. President George W. Bush initiated the program and appointed Cal Ripken, Jr. as T-Ball Commissioner. – Babe Ruth League, Inc. was bequeathed 28-acre complex by lifetime volunteer, Don Edwards. The Babe Ruth Complex located in Newark, Ohio is an international showcase for Babe Ruth League, Inc. 2003 – Babe Ruth League, Inc. opened office in Newark, Ohio. 2007 – Babe Ruth Baseball held its first Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland. – Cal Ripken Jr., a Babe Ruth graduate, inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. 2009 – Jim Rice, A Babe Ruth graduate, inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. 2011 – Babe Ruth League establishes alumni association

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NK coach reflects on previous World Series appearances By KIPP ROBERTSON krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

To make it to a Babe Ruth World Series, it takes a lot of hard work. According to Mike Jones, a Babe Ruth coach for two North Kitsap Babe Ruth World Series teams, getting there also takes a little luck. In 2004 Jones took a 14-year-old team to the World Series, held in Wilson County, N.C. Two years later in 2006, he took a 16-year-old team to the series in Monticello, Ark. Both teams had the same nucleus of players. Going to a world series is something players remember forever, he said. “It’s just an amazing experience.” North Kitsap Babe Ruth has sent four teams to a world series: 1988, 2001, 2004 and 2006. Jones coached alongside Brent Stenman — the

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“The pride is so amazing. Just seeing those kids playing is great.” − Mike Jones played baseball together since the age of 10, they were also from the same school. When a coach from Louisiana asked how many schools they had drawn from and heard “one” … “He said ‘no way,” Jones said. The Louisiana coach pulled from five schools. Jones said the way his teams played together was something

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that made him proud. The players realized their potential at the age of 12, when they defeated Yakima, a top team in the league. When it comes time to play in a World Series, the attitude doesn’t change much, Jones said. It’s still traditional Babe Ruth baseball. Single elimination, however, is tough. The 16-year-old team went through the tournament pool play undefeated. But when it came time for single-elimination, the team’s winning-streak came to an end. The elimination doesn’t bother Jones. “Being [in the world series] is quite an accomplishment,” Jones said. “The pride is so amazing. Just seeing those kids playing is great.” Jones is still coaching Babe

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Ruth baseball. He will also be volunteering during the 13-yearold Babe Ruth League World Series at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. The world series in Kitsap is Aug. 15-22. It is one of seven world series tournaments for the Babe Ruth League (three Cal Ripken tournaments and four Babe Ruth tournaments). Two Babe Ruth Softball world series are also being held. “For Russ [Barker] and Brent [Stenman] to pull this off is just amazing,” Jones said of bringing a world series to Kitsap. “It’s going to be right here in our backyard.” It’s all about the baseball. “I carry so much pride for those guys [world series players] that are playing and have played,” Jones said.

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Kitsap County, Washington All-Stars 13-Year-Old

No. 29 1 36 13 6 35 10 23 24 30 20 19 3 16 33

Player Names Dawson Krog Jacob Kriebel Miles Brundage Cody Kanouse DJ Logan Melese Crowley Desmond Heath Tyler Meek Andy Crawford Hayden Trull Nick Loeffelholz Tyler Aerne Jerald DeLaFuente Dylan Zuber Harrison Sandy Manager/Coaches Names Coach – Adam Meek Coach – Russ Shiplet Coach – Dan Zuber

Bat Boys

Ryland Schmidt

Ambassador Girls

Zachary Meek

Hadley Sloman

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15

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Aug 17

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Northern Washington State Champions

Burlington Tigers, Washington 13-Year-Old

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Payton Henderson

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Sean Ferdig

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Bryce Fredrickson

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Jack Lynch

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Chris Hannaman

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Ryan Campbell

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Kai Herko

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Kevin Gertz

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Hunter Anderson

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Ashton Ormond

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Ryan Walker

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JP Sullivan Manager/Coaches Names

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Manager/Coach – Troy Anderson

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Coach – Jim Walker

Bat Boys

Adam Knutsen

Ambassador Girls

Cache Holmes

Haylee Decker

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15

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Thur Aug 16

4:00pm

Fri

Aug 17

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Meridian, Idaho 13-Year-Old

No. 2 4 5 9 10 12 13 20 21 22 23 24 25 33

Player Names Drake Simons Caden Centers Trenten Gracida Ryan Nelson Payton Price Brendan Boily Bryson Moorhouse Jacob Herberger Brandon Macho Gabriel Peralta Jack Borton Phoenix Hanneman Conner Higginbotham Tyler Hollingsworth

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Manager/Coaches Names Manager – Matt Simons Coach – Aaron Moorhouse Coach – Edward Peralta

Bat Boys

Orest Klos

Ambassadors Girls

Zachary Mead

Elizibeth Mahana

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 Off Thur Aug 16 1:00pm Fri

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Aug 18 7:00pm

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Bryant Arkansas vs Meridian, Idaho Meridian, Idaho vs White Park Minnesota Meridian, Idaho vs Kitsap County, Washington Westfield Massachusetts vs Meridian, Idaho

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Tri Valley, California 13-Year-Old

No. 14 4 2 11 12 1 8 7 3 6 9 13 5 15 10 60 58 47

Player Names Nicholas Venezia Jared Dawson Ryan Bowman Mathew Neswick Joshue Ott Dante Albanese Jack Maloon Darrock Koel James Cowick Jack Fryer Max Moore Saiki Roy Clark Eder Nathan White Jack Morgan Manager/Coaches Names Manager – Sean Venezia Coach – Todd Moore Coach – Rick Fryer

Bat Boys

Blake Wetzsteon

Ambassador Girls

Chance Fredericksen

Elena Stamerra

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 Off Thur Aug 16 10:00am Fri

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Aug 18 4:00pm

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Aug 19 7:00pm

Monroe Twp, New Jersey vs Tri Valley, California Tri Valley, California vs Schererville, Indiana Greenville, North Carolina vs Tri Valley, California Tri Valley, California vs Burlington, Washington

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Southwest

Bryant, Arkansas 13-Year-Old

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Player Names

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Garrett Misenheimer

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Cameron Coleman

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Kyle Sahr

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Alex Shurtleff

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Austin Kelly

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Dylan Hurt

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Diego Vargas

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Aaron Orender

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Jeffery Hastings

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Jake East

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Drew Brown

Wed Aug 15 7:30pm

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Logan Allen

Thur Aug 16 1:00pm

Manager/Coaches Names

Bat Boys

Luke Fortenbacher

Ambassador Girls

Kyle Fishel

Adia Roberts

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Manager – Jerry East

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Coach – Randy Kelly

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Aug 19 10:00am

Kitsap County, Washington vs Bryant Arkansas Bryant Arkansas vs Meridian, Idaho 1:00pm Bryant Arkansas vs Westfield Massachusetts White Park Minnesota vs Bryant Arkansas

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Waite Park, Minnesota 13-Year-Old

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Drew Amundson

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Joey Atkinson

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Christopher Backes

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Tanner Brosh

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Camren Dehler

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Reagan Garden

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Keaton LeClaire

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Peter Nelson

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Sam Nelson

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Michael Petron

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Daniel Schoborg

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Daniel Schoborg Manager/Coaches Names

Bat Boys

Logan Chmielewski

Ambassador Girls

Chris Schuchart

Emily Rider

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 9:00am Thur Aug 16 7:00pm Fri

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Westfield Massachusetts vs Waite Park Minnesota Waite Park Minnesota vs Kitsap County, Washington Meridian, Idaho vs Waite Park Minnesota Waite Park Minnesota vs Bryant Arkansas

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Lefebvre: Enjoy the game you play Former Mariners manager and MLB player provides insight into what baseball means to him By KIPP ROBERTSON krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

Jim Lefebvre was named the 1965 National League Rookie of the Year. His baseball resume includes coaching the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Giants, Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners, among many other accomplishments. When it comes to advice, the 70-year-old baseball guru has this to give: Have fun. “The big thing is … you gotta have fun playing the game of baseball,” Lefebvre said in an interview with the North Kitsap Herald. “That’s exactly what the game is all about.” Lefebvre was the guest speaker at the 13-year-old Babe Ruth League World Series Banquet of Champions. He also held a clinic for all Kitsap area coaches Aug. 14 and was expected to throw out a first pitch.

Lefebvre was not involved with youth baseball leagues when he was younger. However, he and his brothers were annual counselors at his father Ben’s baseball camp on Catalina Island when he was younger. During the 12 years he spent at the annual camp, Lefebvre and the rest of the campers would play baseball all day. Life at camp was chores, helping campers, playing ball. Every summer. The camp was where Lefebvre learned to become successful at anything, you must enjoy it. You must have a passion for it. “If you don’t enjoy it, it’s not worth it,” he said. Even as a manager of the Mariners (starting 1988) and Cubs, Lefebvre said bottom line, the game must be enjoyed. “You want to have a good game plan,” he said. “Get people focused and get out there and play. “If you don’t like the way you play, do something about it, but enjoy the game.” It takes more than enjoyment, however, to win. Teamwork on every level is required. If a team has a good pitcher, it needs a good catcher, Lefebvre said. Each player needs to know the other players are reliable. If a mistake is made, someone will be there as support. No single person can do it all, he said. Everyone is accountable. Lefebvre learned about supporting each other on a team early on in his baseball career. During his rookie year with the Dodgers in 1965, following a loss and poor performance at the plate, Lefebvre said he got an inspirational talk from Sandy Koufax. Koufax, the left-handed pitcher and youngest player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, told Lefebvre everyone has his or her off days. Some days go your way, others don’t. But a poor day can’t affect your attitude. The next day, Lefebvre hit his first home run. Lefebvre finished his rookie year with the Dodgers hitting .250 with 12 home runs and 69 RBIs. As his career continued, Lefebvre’s view on baseball continued to develop.

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Southeast

Greenville, North Carolina 13-Year-Old

No. 1 5 19 11 8 7 2 16 9 10 6 4 14 15 3

Player Names Cameron Andrews Skyler Best Holton Clifton Roman Galaska William Hardison William Hubbard Wesley Mackenzie Darius Nobles Quentin Paterson Jacob Pollard Phillip Sanderson Coleman Sawyer

Colin Smith Drew Steele Clay Wilson

Manager/Coaches Names Manager – Lucas Harrison Coach – Patrick Roy Coach – Logan Sutton

Bat Boys

Isaac Richardson

Ambassador Girls

Tucker Gowin

Shiane Curtis

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Sun

Aug 19 4:00pm

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Ohio Valley

Schererville, Indiana 13-Year-Old

No. 23 12 4 24 13 1 77 22 17 10 6 8 20

Player Names Jack Bosold Parker Bryant Joseph Graziano Bo Hofstra Jarrett Lopez Nicholas Lucas Jordan Lykowski Hunter Mihalic Devin Moseley Benjamin Nisle Patrick Reardon Eric Santiago Tyler Winiecki Manager/Coaches Names Manager – Dan Bosold Coach – Dave Lopez Coach – Gerry Nisle

Bat Boys

Max Larsen

Ambassador Girls

Andrew Ward

Kelli LaVair

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 3:00pm Thur Aug 16 Off Fri Aug 17 10:00am Sat

Aug 18 10:00am

Sun

Aug 19 4:00pm

Burlington, Washington vs Schererville, Indiana Tri Valley, California vs Schererville, Indiana Schererville, Indiana vs Monroe Twp, New Jersey Schererville, Indiana vs Greenville, North Carolina

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Mid Atlantic

Monroe Township, New Jersey 13-Year-Old

No. 57 8 25 7 23 59 28 2 3 33 32 24

Player Names Kyle Daly Brandon Dudik Joseph Filiano Thomas Fleites Michael Granda Eric Heatter Matthew Horn Andrew Isola Christopher Kutz Christopher Perdoni Robbie Peto Justin Spuma

Matthew Stepnowski Anthony Tagliaferro Sam Vella

Manager/Coaches Names Manager – Jim Heatter Coach – Mike Peto Coach – Lou Granda

Bat Boys

Nick Alexander

Ambassador Girls

Shane Baze

Alexa Woodrum

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 12:00pm Thur Aug 16 10:00am Fri

Aug 17 4:00pm

Sat

Aug 18 10:00am

Sun

Aug 19 Off

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New England

Westfield, Massachusetts 13-Year-Old

No. 77 8 10 1 58 15 20 7 42 9 5 23 13 2 88 31 39 62 18

Player Names Anthony Clark Jacob Colapietro Shaun Gezotis Matt Hastings Jonathan (J.D.) Huntley Zach Jarvis Sean Moorhouse Sean Murphy Noah Murray Reid Phillips Ari Schwartz Tommy Smith Austin St. Pierre Scott Walsh Liam Whitman Manager/Coaches Names Don Murray Tyler Beman Curt Gezotis Mike Smith

Bat Boys

Ryan Pugh

Austin Smith

Ambassador Girls

Brooklyn Yellowcalf

Pool Play Schedule Wed Aug 15 9:00am Thur Aug 16 Off Fri Aug 17 7:00pm Sat

Aug 18 1:00pm

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BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STEVEN TELLEFSEN President/CEO Hamilton, NJ

The Babe Ruth League, Inc. International Board of Directors, composed of 17 members, including the President/CEO and the Chairman of the Board, directs the affairs and policies of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Eight Regional Commissioners serve as Board members along with eight “at large” members who are volunteers from all walks of life, representing the combined thinking of Babe Ruth League’s adults at all levels of administration.

ROBERT DICKSON Alexandria, IN

RAYLA A. ALLISON Bloomington, MN

STEPHEN HUPKA Nashville, TN

JIM HILL Pine Bluff, AR

JAMES WAGONER Chairman of the Board Fort Smith, AR

RUSSELL E. DIETHRICK Jamestown, NY

GEORGE R. LALLY, Jr. Norwood, MA

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MARK A. WATKINS Evansville, IN

HENRY SERMONS Havelock, NC

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Learn about Poulsbo baseball history at new exhibit At Poulsbo Historical Museum By KIPP ROBERTSON krobertson@northkitsapherald.com POULSBO — Wally Oyen may have played on the worst Babe Ruth baseball team in Kitsap’s history, circa 1959. At 13, Oyen was recruited to help fill a second Poulsbo team after an influx of people from Little League created demand for it. A combination of ages and skill levels left much to be desired. The team was winless. “We didn’t win a single game that year, but we had a lot of fun,” Oyen said. Being on a team without a win didn’t keep Oyen from enjoying the sport and on July 10 Oyen showed visitors around the Poulsbo Historical Society Heritage Museum’s first baseball exhibit. The exhibit, taking up a portion of the museum in Poulsbo City Hall, is now open. It will be on display until around November. As the exhibit shows, baseball plays an important role in North Kitsap. Virgil Taylor, a human database of sports, is one of the major contributors to the exhibit. His accomplishments are also highlighted.

A small cutout of long-time coach Virgil Taylor is displayed next to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame for 1989 ball in the new exhibit in the Poulsbo Historical Society’s Heritage Museum. Kipp Robertson / Herald

“One thing about this community: baseball is really respected,” Taylor said. Taylor spoke at city hall July 10 about baseball in the area as an introduction to the exhibit. A coach for 28 years in North Kitsap, Taylor has an impressive collection of statistics dating back to 1965, the year before he began coaching. Along with those statistics from Taylor, which he said he’s probably spent too much time on, are signed baseballs from each of his teams. Signatures include Aaron Sele, who went on to play Major League Baseball for 15 years; and Jeff Weible, the current head coach of the baseball and football teams at North Kitsap High School. Both Weible and Sele played on the 1988 2A State Championship team. Those balls are displayed prominently in a case in the museum — Weible’s catcher’s mitt is there as well. The majority of those items, including the baseballs, were in Taylor’s basement for years. Though the balls were placed in a display case, he

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2012 Babe Ruth World Series BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. EXECUTIVE STAFF

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HISTORY OF THE BABE RUTH PROGRAM Babe Ruth League, Inc., a non-profit, educational organization, named after one of the greatest baseball players of all time – George Herman “Babe” Ruth – has come a long way since its modest start over 60 years ago. In 1951, ten men, who believed that the future of their community depended upon the proper development of the young people, met at the historic Yardville Hotel in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, for the purpose of developing a baseball program for young men between 13 and 15 years of age. Babe Ruth League, Inc. recognizes Marius D. Bonacci as the Founding Father of the program, along with the contribution of the following nine men, Samuel M. Welch, Ferdinand J. Wagner, Ed Jones, Ted Jasek, Cliff Fovour, Boots Snyder, William Dombrowski, Maskill Paxson and Willard Carson, Jr. Babe Ruth Baseball has increased steadily from its first 10team league in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, to its present combined size of well over one million players on some 60,000+ teams in more than 11,000 leagues and over 1.9 million volunteers. The three divisions [Cal Ripken Baseball (for ages4-12), Babe Ruth Baseball 13-18 and Babe Ruth Softball] are successful due to the millions of volunteer hours spent every year. Every volunteer from the local league manager to the chairman of the 17-member International Board is dedicated to the betterment of youth, while at the same time, producing better baseball and softball players. A 13-member full-time staff, assisted by seasonal employees, maintains Babe Ruth’s International Headquarters at 1770 Brunswick Pike in the suburban community of Lawrence Township, New Jersey. Local leagues are independent within the guidelines provided by Babe Ruth League, Inc. and operate with simplicity and autonomy. The Babe Ruth International Board is the governing body while Babe Ruth League International Headquarters is the administrative and promotional center. It is the 13-15 division, started in 1951, where the boys got their feet wet for the first time on a regulation size baseball diamond. The next stop up the baseball ladder for young athletes is the Babe Ruth 16-18 division, born in 1966 with continued remarkable success. In 1974, the 13-Year-Old Prep League was added. The Prep League allows 13-year-old players to make the transition to the regulation size diamond, while competing with peers their own age. In 1982, Babe Ruth Baseball added yet a third division to its program — the Bambino division for players ages 4-12. July 6, 1999 was the beginning of a new era for Babe Ruth League, Inc.

The Bambino Division was renamed “Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.” Cal Ripken, Jr.’s visions and philosophies, molded by his father, Cal Ripken, Sr., directly parallel those of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Now, two of the most prolific legends and heroes in baseball, inspire in our youth participants their knowledge, spirit and pure passion for the game. In 1984, Babe Ruth League, Inc. added yet another dimension to its programs — Babe Ruth Softball. The Softball Division encompasses players 4 to 18 years of age. The program was organized because Babe Ruth League, Inc. saw a need for a quality national softball program. The softball program was designed to focus on all ability levels of young female athletes, providing them with the same enriching athletic experience as the baseball divisions. In 2000 the Buddy-Ball Division for players ages 5-20 who are physically and/or mentally challenged was renamed the Bambino Buddy-Ball Division. A “buddy” helps the player swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball, etc. Babe Ruth League, Inc. offers an unparalleled, prestigious tournament trail for its participants. A tournament team from each chartered local league enters its district tournament. District winners advance to state-wide competition, with the successful team qualifying for one of eight regional tournaments. The eight regional champions from across the United States and Canada compete in each World Series. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has grown from its inaugural 13-15 World Series in 1952, to seven baseball and two softball World Series - the Cal Ripken 10-YearOld, Cal Ripken Major/60, Cal Ripken Major/70, 13-Year-Old, 14Year-Old, 13-15, 16-18, Softball 12U and Softball 16U World Series. The 16-18 Baseball World Series has the attention of Major League Scouts from all clubs. The Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series features 10 participating World Series teams from the United States and international teams from Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Japan, Republic of Korea and Mexico to determine a true “World Champion. This World Series is played at the Ripken Complex/Youth Academy in Aberdeen Maryland. The Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs above all, are of, by and for youth. Its mission is to make better citizens through proper supervision of regulation competitive baseball and softball in addition to promoting mental and physical development. In adopting rules, in establishing standards and in all planning, the primary consideration is what is best for the participants. Babe Ruth League, Inc. would make the baseball immortal for whom the program is named very proud. Youth always had a special place reserved in “The Babe’s” heart.

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“One thing about this community: baseball is really respected.” — Virgil Taylor

With past players, such as Weible, still heavily involved in the baseball community, Taylor said baseball popularity is “an ongoing thing.” The long-time North Kitsap sports coach and fan said soccer is making its way further into the sports community as well. Lacrosse, Taylor said, will gain more momentum soon.

admits it wasn’t very appealing. As for the exhibit at the historical museum: “I think it’s excellent, gosh darn it,” Taylor said. Also on display at the museum are selections from scrapbooks Taylor held on to. The books were put together by both Taylor and young women involved with the teams — then known as bat girls. They include news clippings, photos and more.

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Kitsap: a great place to get outdoors Kitsap is known for its forested parks and creekside trails, ideal for anyone looking for a hike, walk, run, bike or horse ride. There are countless access roads. In the Pope Resources land near Port Gamble, for example, multiple orange gates signal the start of miles of explorable roads and trails. Just a few miles southeast of the Pope land, a network of trails has become a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike a few miles, or just to take the dog for a stroll. The North Kitsap Heritage Park features more than four miles of trails, which takes explorers through the park and along the White Horse public trail. The park is an example of the more maintained recreation areas in Kitsap. According to Kitsap County Parks and Recreation, there are eight main areas to explore: Anderson Landing — A loop outside Silverdale featuring approximately 68 acres of hiking trails and three scenic viewing areas. There is a trail head on NW Anderson Hill Road and Warren Road NW. Banner Forest Heritage Park — Walking and equestrian trails near Port Orchard include 635 acres of explorable terrain. The park features three marked ponds and marshes and dozens of looping trails. To get there, take Sedgwick Road to Banner Road and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road. Battle Point Park — Bainbridge Island is host to 14 main trail systems. Of the most popular, Battle Point Park trails offer about 3.5 miles of trails that allows bikes. The Park is surrounded by about 1.5 miles of equestrian trail. (www.bainbridgeisland.com/thingsto-do/trails, for more information) Clear Creek Bike and Pedestrian

Trail — This trail, completed in 2005, features a 1.4 mile, 10-foot-wide paved path along a portion of Clear Creek. The paved path connects to the Clear Creek Trail, which offers almost five miles of dirt trails through Silverdale. In all, the trails stretch from Silverdale Way to Trigger Avenue. It includes 16 marked points of interest as it follows Clear Creek into Dyes Inlet. The paved path can be accessed at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park. Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve — The 184 acre nature reserve includes eight trails of various length.The main access trail, which is approximately one mile long includes a big leaf maple tree forest and takes hikers over Old Sawmill Plateau. Seven other trails branch off from the main trail, none more than half-a-mile. The reserve offers beach access. The main trail can be accessed from Stavis Bay Road, off the SeabeckHolly Road and Seabeck Highway. Hansville Greenway — The 265 acres of walking, equestrian and biking trails that make up Hansville G re e nway is located on county proper t y and trail

easements. The trails, built and maintained by the Hansville Greenway Association volunteers, has a primary goal of protecting wildlife habitat and providing passive recreation. The trails take users past Buck Lake, Upper and Lower Hawk’s Pond and to the Hood Canal. The trails also go into Hansville itself, which provides beach access to the Puget Sound. Illahee Preserve — Walking trails inside 380 acres make this Bremerton recreation opportunity a must. The preserve features nine looping trails, which runs along wetland, and near the Rolling Hills Golf Course. Newberry Hill Heritage Park — The approximately 1,200 acres of public land was created in 2009. Kiosks, maps and trail markers help guide those new to the area. Work continues on the park, with new developments planned for 2012 and beyond. The trail network passes Klahowya Secondary School and passes multiple open water wetlands, streams and ponds. Two main gates provide access, the Holly Gate located off the Seaback Highway and the Blue Gate, off Newberry Hill Road. North Kitsap Heritage Park — More than four miles of trail that passes through 443 acres of land. A total of seven trails offer access to forest that backs up to the White Horse Golf Club, through OPG option property and links Indianola and Kingston. Trails are marked with colors matching a map available on the county website. Trail heads can be found on Miller Bay Road, Norman Road and Indianola Road. For bike routes, visit www. kitsapgov.com/PW/bikeplan. htm for a summary of routes through the county.


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DEFINED BY WATER Welcome to Kitsap Geographically speaking, Kitsap County extends from the famed fishing beach at the tip of Point no Point in the north and the Bremerton National Airport in the south, to the Southworth ferry terminal near the eastern boundary all the way west to the shores of Hood Canal. But it’s what’s in between that counts. And what’s in between is defined largely by water, 170 square miles of it. Residents and visitors can pick a destination or just hop in the car and drive, knowing that sooner or later they’ll end up at a bridge, a ferry or a beach along the 230 miles of shoreline shaping the county. Planned or random, you can begin a cruise in

the early afternoon and be home for dinner. Kitsap County and its marine bounty offer the perfect opportunity for an economical day trip from anywhere in the Puget Sound region. Kitsap County, with a diverse array of unique and picturesque towns, offers amazing scenery, fabulous festivals and fairs, superb farmer’s markets showcasing a fertile agricultural region as well as unsurpassed recreational opportunities for those of all ages. This is by no means a comprehensive tour of Kitsap County. However, consider the Kitsap Peninsula as a special spot between the bright lights and pulsing energy of Seattle and the lush, verdant rain

forests and coastal hideaways of the Olympic Peninsula. What makes Kitsap County so unique? In less than an hour you can escape to another place—complete with the amenities of urban living— and get some rest, relaxation, fresh air and stunning scenery. Kitsap County offers visitors from around the world the best in natural beauty: forests, unspoiled beaches, open spaces and most importantly, accessibility. The Kitsap area showcases influences from Scandinavian, Native American and military populations, all within easy distance for exploring. Central Kitsap Several communities make up Central Kitsap and offer a variety of activities for the entire family, whether it is strolling in scenic parks or fulfilling a fix of some retail therapy. Old Town Silverdale, includes bakeries, specialty and gift stores, salons, small restaurants, art galleries, and


2012 Babe Ruth World Series of course, Silverdale Waterfront Park. There is a play area for the kids and the park makes for a great place for picnics on a sunny day. For shopping, visit Kitsap Mall at 10315 Silverdale Way NW. With more than 100 stores and food joints, there’s something for everyone. Next to the food court there is a children’s play area. As far as satisfying hunger, there are options for all tastes. Silverdale boasts Silver City Restaurant and Brewery, located at 2799 NW Myhre Road, that brews and serves up different beers from scotch ales to a Bavarian Hefeweizen and has a complete dinner menu including sandwiches and pizzas. Hale’s Alehouse, located in Kitsap Mall, is also a good place to gather with friends to drink, eat and be merry. Other restaurants in Silverdale include Red Robin for gourmet burgers and many fast food regulars, as well as Japanese, Thai and Mexican restaurants. After shopping and eating to the heart’s content, there is still much to see and do in Silverdale. Clear Creek Trail is a good place to begin. The trail extends a little more than five miles through Silverdale and is an asset to the community because it has been created by the community. Many kids and volunteer groups have helped with building the trail and maintaining it, said Tex Lewis,

a member of the Clear Creek Task Force. And not only has the trail been a community effort, it provides visitors with a little bit of everything. At the northern end of the trail, there is the Silverdale Dog Park for furry friends to run around. Near the dog park there is also a skate park for those who are ambitious enough to try some new tricks and flips. Haselwood Family YMCA includes a pool, gymnasium, aerobic areas and youth center among other services opened last summer. The Y provides a place for residents and visitors to do a lot more than just get some cardiovascular exercise. Brownsville is nearby to the east, although primarily a residential area, Brownsville is nestled along the Burke Bay and makes for a nice visit. The Port of Brownsville Marina offers the amenities of a large marina, but without the crowds. The Brownsville Marine and Deli serves food, beer and good company. On the opposite side of Central Kitsap from Brownsville is Seabeck. Formerly a mill town, Seabeck gives people an even closer gaze at the Olympic Mountains and is along the Hood Canal. Scenic Beach State Park is a 20-minute drive from Silverdale and is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beach front. Across from the conference center

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2012 Babe Ruth World Series in the crew’s quarters. Memorial services are held aboard the ship as well as enlistment and re-enlistment ceremonies in addition to retirement ceremonies. • The Puget Sound Navy Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of both the U.S. Navy and the general public. Patrons can explore the naval history of the region with exhibits of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis and much more. The museum also offers a gift shop, research library and a children’s area, in addition to changing events and exhibitions. Admission is free. The museum is south of the transportation center and located at 251 1st Street in Bremerton. • Evergreen Children’s Theatre/ Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum: the Evergreen Children’s Theatre conducts between three and five professional performances to the community each season. Some of the productions feature puppets and others feature live actors. • The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum features a collection of puppet styles from around the world. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Located at 257 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton. Bainbridge Island One of the first stops for many visitors to the Kitsap Peninsula is  Bainbridge Island, a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Rustic charm with lovely winding roads and gardens makes this island community a favorite stop. Known for its lively artistic community, Bainbridge Island has its own Performing Arts Center, movie complex and arts & crafts galleries featuring local and regional artists. Enjoy shopping in historic Winslow, visit the Bainbridge Island Vineyard & Winery as well as some of Kitsap’s trendiest cafes and restaurants. Maps

and information are available near the ferry terminal at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center. While you’re there, take a stroll through quiet Waterfront Park on the banks of Eagle Harbor. Just over 20,000 call the 36-square mile island home and enjoy its convenient access to Seattle, its gently rolling hills, pristine seashore and rich heritage. A bridge over Agate Pass connects Bainbridge to the rest of the Kitsap Peninsula via Highway 305. Outdoor fun includes hiking, biking, equestrian trails, golf and tennis. Don’t miss the concerts on Wednesday evenings in Waterfront Park or the Saturday Farmer’s Market during the late spring/summer season. Port Gamble The village streets of this once bustling logging town haven’t changed much since the 1850s. The original New England Victorian-style homes have been preserved, along with the town’s general store and stately church. Port Gamble is a National Historic site. While you’re there, visit the hilltop cemetery and look for the grave of the first US Navy man killed in battle in the Northwest.Prior to its closing in 1995, the Port Gamble Mill was the oldest continuously operating sawmill operating in North America. The Port Gamble General Store is still just that, selling clothing, a wide variety of specialty gifts, toys and gourmet foods. A restaurant within the General Store features homemade favorites. There are also antique shops, a trading company featuring local artists, a day spa, a now famous truffle shop and more.Port Gamble hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. Visit Port Gamble Township website for details.  Port Orchard Port Orchard’s identity is anchored in its connections to the past.

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Originally a booming lumber town called Sidney, Port Orchard became Kitsap County’s first incorporated city in 1890. It wooed the county seat away from Port Madison on Bainbridge Island in 1893 and remains the center of county government. Port Orchard is also home to Debbie Macomber, one of today’s leading witers of women’s fiction.  Debbie is a #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family and enduring friendships. Every book features a delightful sense of humor. The awardwinning author is a regular on every major bestseller list with more than 140 million copies of her books in print. Port Orchard is located just south of Bremerton across the Sinclair Inlet. The  passenger-only ferry, known as the “foot ferry”, links the two cities. Downtown Port Orchard offers a variety of shopping including antiques, gifts and crafts, and a variety of dining options. Poulsbo Stroll down Front Street and enjoy dozens of quaint and colorful shops offering everything from Scandinavian gifts to fine art, fashions, antiques and more.Poulsbo Known as “Little Norway,” Poulsbo was settled in 1892 by Norwegian loggers, farmers and fishermen who likened the fjordcut landscape to their homeland. If shopping makes you hungry, feast on handmade European chocolates, baked goods, smoked salmon or gourmet coffee in one of Poulsbo’s fine restaurants or cafes. Rent a kayak or electric boat and explore scenic Liberty Bay, take a walking tour of the town, or simply relax along the boardwalk and look for seals, herons and eagles.


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2012 Babe Ruth World Series Continued from page 32 Lefebvre traveled to China to coach the China National Baseball Team twice for the Olympics, and for the World Baseball Classic. During his time with the Olympic team, Lefebvre learned baseball is more about anticipation and feeling. He had three months to work with the team. He could either try to learn the language in that time and orally communicate, or coach. Ultimately words, he said, can’t teach anyone how to play the game. Though his priority was keynote speaker and clinic instructor, Lefebvre’s World Series plans don’t stop there. He expected to stick around for the series and watch the game he loves. Lefebvre said ball players should make the experience the most enjoyable it can be, regardless of big league prospects. “It’s a great story — for America,” Lefebvre said of the world series coming to Kitsap. “A local town … hosting a Babe Ruth World Series … That’s the way it used to be, and should be. “It’s fantastic, he said. “Baseball is us.”

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During the offseason, Jim Lefebvre was also an actor. His resume includes: the Batman TV series (1967), Gilligan’s Island (1967, Riot Sunset Strip (1967), M*A*S*H (1983), Alice (1984), St. Elsewhere (1984), Partners in Crime (1984), Fright Show (1985), Knight Rider (1986), P.K. and the Kid (1987), Midnight Caller (1990), Grand (1990). Lefebvre said his favorite roll was on Batman, where he played a henchman for the Riddler (John Astin). Acting wasn’t a fluke. Casters often approached athletes in the offseason, one of which was a big baseball fan who offered Lefebvre a job. Because Major League Baseball players didn’t make the money players do today, Lefebvre said many needed jobs in the offseason. He admits ball players didn’t have major parts in their acting careers and their appearances were used as a marketing tool. But “It was a fun way to make a living,” Lefebvre said. His daughter, Brittany, is also making a move into the film industry. However, Brittany and the two other filmmakers are delving into documentaries. Their first is Volviendo, which uncovers sex trafficking in Latin America.


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