Our Grandson, Justin (15) awaits the pitched ball during one of his Babe Ruth League All Ster games in Essex Junction, Vermont. Justin, eventually drew a "walk" to first base and then, later, he wound up coming across the home plate to score a run for his team.
This is a Babe Ruth League All Star Game...(the "Little League" was designed for kids 10, 11, and 12, and it is a very healthy international baseball organisation that I will talk more about tomorrow). What is known now as the "Babe Ruth League" was formed over 50 years ago when a group of men (dedicated to helping a slightly older age group of young baseball players at ages 13, 14, and 15) met in a suburb of Trenton, New Jersey, and formed what was named at that time "The Bigger Little League."
In 1954, the League was renamed from it's original name to the Babe Ruth League when Claire Ruth, Babe Ruth’s widow, met with the group. She subsequently gave the organization permission to change its name to the "Babe Ruth League." She has been quoted as saying, “Babe Ruth was a man who loved children and baseball; he could receive no greater tribute than to have a youth baseball program named after him.” From there, Babe Ruth League, Inc. caught on nationally, then internationally. It now ranks as the premier amateur baseball and softball program in the world, increasing from its first 10-team league in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, to its present combined size of over 886,500 players on some 45,200 teams in more than 7,315 leagues around the world.
This year's Babe Ruth League World Series will be held in Jamestown, New York from August 20-27. This is the 15th total World Series hosted in the city of Jamestown. The city hosted the first ever Babe Ruth World Series in 1980.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire