Babe Ruth aims to start new league

By Ivan Sanders

   What do you do when there is a void in your area for young men who want to continue their Babe Ruth careers beyond the 13-15 year old division presently offered?
   Simply, you fill that void.
   The Carter County/Elizabethton Babe Ruth has adopted a proposal to charter an additional league for ages 16-18.
   There are several young men who seek to play in a relaxed atmosphere during the summer while honing their baseball skills. This is the driving force behind the local leagues' decision to offer this new, exciting program.
   Steve Hodge will be overseeing the formation of the new league. The league will fall under the direction of the board of the Carter Co. /Elizabethton Babe Ruth league.
   It is hopefully that two teams can be formed, but if more boys sign up, a third team is not out of the question.
   What does one do to sign up? All players will need to come to the sign-ups at Elizabethton High School's concession stand on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sunday, March 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
   There is a sign-up fee of $40, and all players will need to bring a copy of their birth certificates.
   As always, Carter Co./Elizabethton Babe Ruth is open to all residents of Carter Co. and the city of Elizabethton. There are no boundaries set for the league as there are in Little League participation.
   If any individual has questions they can contact Hodge at 543-8957, Ivan Sanders at 543-3891, or by e-mail at