JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s youth baseball history is now included in the Babe Ruth International Hall of Fame.
Last week the group’s Board of Directors inducted the municipality into its hall of fame, noting the area’s long history with the sport.
Jamestown was first selected to host a Babe Ruth World Series Game in August 1980, hosting 15 additional championships since then.
The Board of Directors goes on to say that Jamestown has become the blueprint for other host cities to follow, with the Jamestown area the first to provide meals for teams, holding an ice-breaker picnic and a home-run derby.
Jamestown is among 200 individuals and organizations who have been inducted into the Babe Ruth League International Hall of Fame.
The city is slated to host its 17th world Babe Ruth World Series Game from August 14 through the 21 during the league’s 40th season.