West Side Babe Ruth
Worcester, MA

History


Game Schedule


League Standings


League Championship Tournament


All Star Info


-13 Yr Old All Star Team Page


-14 Yr Old All Star Team Page


-15 Yr Old All Star Team Page


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Here you can find information about the history of the West Side Babe Ruth League along with....

Former League Presidents
Sponsors & Champions
All Stars
Famous Former Players



Former League Presidents

  • Bernie Stone-1968-70
  • Henry Rudio-1970-71
  • Dick Calkins-1972-74
  • Henry Spanier-1975-76
  • Ron Letourneau-1977
  • Marshall Silverman-1978-2002
  • Greg Halligan-2003 to present




Current League Sponsors and dates of championships.

C.A.P.-1994
S & O Auto Repair-1977, 1984, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2007
Coes Cafe-1997, 2001
MJP-1995, 1999, 2000, 2003
Worcester Discount Liquors-1992, 2005
Andreoli Insurance-1991
Norman Baker-2004
Shea & Poor Insurance-2006
Nokona 2008






All Stars

The West Side 13, 14 and 15 year old All Stars are always very competitive and have won district, state, and regional championships.

District Champions

Both the 13's and 15's have won numerous District 4 titles since the tournament began in 1972. The 14 year old tournament began in 1999 and West Side 14's have won the tournament 6 out of the 8 times it has been played.

State Champions

Because of the large number of Babe Ruth leagues in Massachusetts, the state crowns two state champions--an Eastern Mass champ and a Western Mass champ. Three West Side teams have won Western Mass state championships: the 13 year old team in 1972,the 13 year old team in 1998 and the 15 year old team in 2005.

New England Regional Champions

In 2000 the West Side 13's captured the league's first New England Regional championship when they defeated the Eastern Mass champs from the Parkway Babe Ruth League of West Roxbury, MA. The team went on play in the Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, NY, where they finished 4th in the country. The 2005 15 year old team made it to the finals of the regional championship, losing in the "if" game to Norwalk, CT.


The hat the 13's wore at the World Series.





Famous Former Players

Tanyon Sturtze-1985
Tanyon is now a Major Leage pitcher for the New York Yankees, to whom he was recently traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tanyon began the 2004 season pitching for the Dodgers' AAA team in Las Vegas, where he compiled a 3-0 record and a 2.50 ERA in six starts. Tanyon, who has played for 5 major league clubs in 8 years of major league play, has a career mark of 29-39 with a 5.20 ERA in 159 games, 80 of which were starts. In 2001, Sturtze was named the Devil Rays' MVP.




Jerry Azumah-1993
Jerry Azumah is now playing in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. The Bears drafted Jerry in the 5th round in 1999 after a standout career at UNH. Jerry has started at cornerback for the Bears the past 2 years and in 2003 was named to the Pro Bowl as a kickoff return specialist after posting an NFL-leading kick-return average of 29.0 yards and TD returns of 89 and 88 yards. During the 2003 season Jerry ranked second on Bears with 90 tackles and a career-high 4 INTs.




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