Inductee — John S. Grantham, Sr.

grantham01John S. Grantham, Sr.

Class of 2001

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To date John has been President of the nationally recognized Wildcat Baseball League in Ft. Wayne for 38 years. This outstanding league annually has over 4,000 participants, and it is a league where everybody plays. Since 1961 there have been over 172,000 registrants in this widely honored baseball league. Under Johns direction the Wildcat program has gathered national recognition and has been featured in four national magazines and a special on N.B.C. News. His outstanding leadership has garnered many honors for John and the Wildcat Baseball League including his being recognized as a Sagamore of the Wabash.

In 1991 he retired from the Ft. Wayne public schools after 30 years of service. Nineteen of those were as a junior high teacher and coach. The last 14 years were at Ft. Wayne North where he was an administrator, counselor and athletic director. John was selected as President of the Wildcat Baseball League in 1965 and has been president since. As the chief administrator he oversees and directs 90 salaried persons and the work on over 40 baseball diamonds.