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Since 1951, Orlando Babe Ruth and its predecessor organizations have been playing youth baseball in central Orlando. Our league has a proud and rich tradition which has been the center of our community in the Spring and Summer into our seventh decade. We are collecting that history and could use your assistance in helping us document these rich traditions. We are looking for pictures of old teams, stories of specific players and teams, former league presidents and years served, former players, their pictures and years played in the league, players who went on to college and professional baseball, and their details, pictures of old championship trophies, and anything else you think we might like to publish on our website.
   

Kent Matthes

  • Born: 1/8/1987 in FlorenceSC 
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • HT: 6'2''
  • WT: 215
  • Debut:
  • College: Alabama

Signed on June 16, 2009 by Rockies scout Damon Iannelli...his father played football at the University of Miami...was a a 2005 First-Team All-State, All-Central Florida and All-County selection for Edgewater HS in Orlando, FL...recognized as the best AAU player in the nation when he was awarded the Disney and Sears Excellence Achievement and Recognition Award for sportsmanship, commitment, teamwork and academic achievement in 2000. As of 2016 he is playing in the Oaklands A's organization with the AAA Nashville Sounds.
   

Mike Freeman

 
  • Born: 8/4/1987 in OrlandoFL
  • Bats/Throws: 2L
  • HT: 6'0''
  • WT: 192
  • Debut: 
  • College: Clemson

Mike Freeman, Edgewater High and Clemson grad, joined the Arizona Diamondbacks
organization in 2010 and currently plays for the Reno Aces, the AAA team for the Diamondbacks.
   

J.B. Woodman

 
  • Born: December 13, 1994 in OrlandoFL
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • HT: 6'2''
  • WT: 195
  • Debut: 
  • College: Ole Miss

Lettered four years at Edgewater High School under head coach Keith Walsh ... Hit .575 with three home runs , 33 RBI and 46 runs scored as a senior ... Helped lead Edgewater to the school's first ever appearance in the semifinals of the state playoffs in 2013 ... Named a first team All-Region and All-Metro selection as a junior and senior ... named a second team All-America selection by Baseball America ... Named the Class 6A Player of the Year ... Named an FACA All-Star selection ... Named Edgewater High School Male Athlete of the Year ...

Son of Doug and Ann Woodman ... Drafted in the 40th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the New York Mets ... Managerial Finance major.