Darien Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc. has announced that its President, Doug Webster, will step down at the end of the 2012 season, having served as President for the past five years. Mr. Webster passes the gavel to Robert Maley, currently a Vice President of Darien Babe Ruth.

A fixture within Darien Youth Baseball for almost two decades, Webster previously served on the executive board of Darien Little League for 11 years (eight years as President).

Five years ago, Webster led a reorganization of Darien Babe Ruth, which has led to the successful installation of a travel program at three age levels (13-15), the reinvigoration of Senior Babe Ruth Baseball (16-18) and an upgrade in the house program, which now fields 11 teams. During Doug's tenure, Darien Babe Ruth re-established itself as the main feeder to Darien High School baseball.

"Doug dedicated as much time and hard work to the program after his three sons graduated as when they were in the program," League Vice President Mitch Ross said. "His devotion was pure, and not predicated on whether his own sons would directly benefit."

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"Doug always worked to make sure that the last boy picked in the draft had as good an experience as the first boy," League Vice President Chris Mangon said.