JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown was formally recognized for their decades long history supporting babe ruth baseball during the league championship game on Saturday.
In June, the municipality was included in the Babe Ruth International Hall of Fame, acknowledging the area’s long history with the sport.
Jamestown was first selected to host a Babe Ruth World Series Game in August 1980, with the city becoming the blueprint for others to follow.
This year, Jamestown held its 17th world Babe Ruth World Series Game during the league’s 40th season.
Organizers were presented with a plaque at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park.
“We’ve seen not only an economic boost, but people come explore and learn to love the City of Jamestown,” explained Mayor Eddie Sundquist. “As a young kid growing up, and coming to these baseball games, and seeing that quality continue is a great thing.”
Jamestown is among 200 individuals and organizations who have been inducted into the Babe Ruth League International Hall of Fame.