Tallahassee Leon Babe Ruth baseball inducts two to Hall of Fame

Posted at 11:35 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 23:36:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Leon Babe Ruth baseball has been around over six decades producing athletes who have gone on to successful careers in college and a few have made their names known professionally.

The Hall of Fame is only natural for TLBR, the first class was inducted in 2016.

Monday, the organization hosted a golf tournament followed by a dinner where the induction of their two newest members took place.

Tom Brown coached in the organization for twenty years before his death, also serving on the Leon County Commission and Tom Brown Park is named in his honor.

Garrett Blanton played at Lincoln, Florida State, and minor league baseball before returning to Tallahassee.

Monday night was a special night for all involved.

"That's the whole reason that I wanted to get this started was, because there were so many awesome players that have come through the program," said Cindy Meredith, the vice president of TLBR.

"This league is so special and has meant so much to people in Tallahassee," said Garrett Blanton, a TLBR Hall of Fame Inductee. "It really shows you the quality of baseball that comes out of our town, the number of World Series we've played in and won. It's not about the award, as much as it's about the Tallahassee baseball community and the league itself."

On an added note, Blanton's four-man team won the golf tournament.