Hamilton, NJ… The Babe Ruth League International Board of Directors, during their recent annual meeting, unanimously elected Brian Pipes of Montrose, British Columbia, Canada, into its Hall of Fame.

            Babe Ruth League, Inc. has more than just top of the line competition.  It has a legacy stacked with exceptional individuals who have given unselfishly of their time and resources to provide all young athletes with an enjoyable, healthy, and educational experience.  Brian Pipes is one of those exceptional individuals. 

            Pipes began his Babe Ruth career in 1976 serving as a coach for the Trail Babe Ruth League.  His knack for the game became apparent when he coached his team to the provincial championship in 1969.  Pipes continued coaching through the 70s, while also promoting the league through local radio and as a columnist in the local newspaper.

            As an administrator, in 1974 he was elected League President of the Trail Babe Ruth League and appointed as the British Columbia District Commissioner.  In 1980, Pipes became the British Columbia Assistant Provincial Commissioner, and in 2001, was elected the Provincial Commissioner.  In 2006, Pipes began a three-year stretch as the Pacific Northwest Assistant Regional Commissioner for Babe Ruth Softball.

            Pipes’ personal honors include: 

  • Trail Babe Ruth League and British Columbia District Baseball Roll of Honor
  • British Columbia Hall of Fame
  • Baseball BC Roll of Honor
  • British Columbia Softball Hall of Fame

      In 1995, Pipes was instrumental in bringing the Babe Ruth League 16-18 World Series to Trail, British Columbia, the first and only time the 16-18 World Series was played outside of the United States.  The Babe Ruth World Series serves as gateway experiences for many first-time visitors, inspiring large numbers to make plans for subsequent trips and vacations to the area.  Local hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping outlets, gas stations, entertainment venues and other local business experience direct spending from attendees. 

            Pipes has dedicated his life to the promotion and development of Babe Ruth League.  The lives he has touched are as countless and endless as the energy and commitment he has shown along the way.

            Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for 4 through 18-year-old players.  It is the basic intent of Babe Ruth League that every player who has a desire to play the sport is given the opportunity to participate and have fun.

            The Babe Ruth League International Hall of Fame was established in 1968 to honor those persons and organizations who have played a vital role in the development of the baseball and softball programs.  Each individual or organization, upon induction, receive the coveted Hall of Fame Plaque and are enshrined on the walls at Babe Ruth League Headquarters.  Induction into the Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame is a rather rare honor.  In its history, there have been millions of players and volunteers, yet there are only approximately 300 members in the Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame.