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Elected in 1994 … graduated from Congers H.S. in 1954 … New City native … umpire and organizer who rose to become president and chief executive officer of the Babe Ruth League youth baseball organizaton … began his affiliation with Babe Ruth League in 1956 as manager of Clarkstown Babe Ruth League … he was umpire-in-chief at three Babe Ruth World Series … in 1956, he organized the Rockland County Umpires Association … earned high regard in the county as a baseball, soccer and basketball official … assigned county baseball umpires and soccer officials from 1956 to ‘69 … in 1969, he moved to Trenton, N.J., to become development director of Babe Ruth League’s senior program (ages 16 to 18) … became field commissioner for both 13-to-15 and 16-to-18 divisions in 1971, and was named commissioner of Babe Ruth Baseball in 1973 … in 1978 he was promoted to vice president/commissioner and became a corporate officer, and in 1980 rose to president and CEO … Babe Ruth League is now an international program with more than 750,000 participants … under his administration several new programs were added, including the Bambino Division (12 or younger) in 1982, girls’ softball (ages 6 to 18) in 1984, Rookie League for 7-to-9-year-olds who bat against a pitching machine, and the Prep League for 13-year-olds … he also originated a Babe Ruth Baseball National Umpires Association, which numbers 4,000 members, and an annual baseball camp at Princeton University … Tellefsen is an advisory member of the Major League Baseball Rules Committee and anexecutive committee member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.