Babe Ruth League Highlights
1951 - Babe Ruth League 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 League held its first baseball World Series for the 13-15 year-old division in Trenton, New Jersey.

1958 - First World Series held outside the United States in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

1961 - Babe Ruth League institutes Host Family program at World Series Competition.

1966 - Babe Ruth League, recognizing the need for an older division, formed the 16-18-Year-Old division.

1968 - Babe Ruth League held its first World Series for the 16-18-Year-Old division in Morristown, New Jersey.

1974 - Babe Ruth League, in order to provide greater participation for younger players, formed the Babe Ruth Prep League limited to 13-year-old players.

1980 - Babe Ruth League held its first World Series for the 13-Year-Old players in Jamestown, New York.

1982 - Babe Ruth Baseball instituted its Bambino Division for those players ages 5-12.

1982 - National Umpires Association founded to better serve Babe Ruth leagues nationally and internationally.

1984 - Babe Ruth League held its first Bambino Division (5-12) 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.

1989 - Carl Yastrzemski 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 Baseball Hall of Fame.

1991 - Babe Ruth Baseball World Series Training Center opened in Houma, Louisiana.

1991 - Rod Carew, Babe Ruth graduate inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.

1994 - Babe Ruth League held its first 16-year-old World Series in Carmel, Indiana.

1997 - Babe Ruth League, Inc. opened office in Pfafftown, NC.

1999 - Babe Ruth Baseball will hold its first 14-year-old World Series in Clifton Park, NY.

1999 - Babe Ruth Softball will hold its first 12 & Under World Series in Jamestown, NY.

1999 - Babe Ruth Softball will hold its first 16 & Under World Series in Dare County, NC.

1999 - George Brett and Nolan Ryan, Babe Ruth graduates, inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.

2000 - Bambino Division for players ages 5-12 renamed Cal Ripken Baseball, a Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.

2001 - Babe Ruth Baseball will hold its first 10 & Under World Series

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

2002 - 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 will hold its first Cal Ripken 70' World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland

2007 - Cal Ripken, Jr., a Babe Ruth Graduate, inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.