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  American Legion WORLD SERIES Champions: Mayo Post 226 (1990), Cumberland Post 13 (1934), Baltimore Post 81 (1930)  
Most Maryland State Championships: Baltimore Post 33 (15, including 13 in a row from 1936-48); Funkstown Post 211 (10, including in 2019); Frederick Post 11 (7); Cheverly Post 108 (7); Cumberland Post 13 (5); Baltimore Post 81 (5); Waldorf (4).

There are now 82 former Legion Baseball players who have been elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.


Scenes from Junior Legion Playoff Tournament

To see more photos, click on Junior/Sandlot tab at the top of this page.

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Jason O'Neil, left, threw out the first pitch at a recent game 50 years after he played Legion Baseball in Illinois.

Jason O'Neil, left, threw out the first pitch at a recent game 50 years after he played Legion Baseball in Illinois.

Legion Baseball Means Winning as a Team

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      Vote for The American Legion Baseball All-Centennial Team

      Welcome to the American Legion Baseball All-Centennial Team voting. Vote for as many players and coaches as you would like to see represent The American Legion's first 100 years. Tune in to The American Legion World Series August 15-20 in Shelby, N.C., to see the final results!

      Mike Riston

      State Baseball Commissioner

      Phone: 301-937-6915

      Link to official rule book

      Link: MLB rule book

      2019 Baseball Scholarship Winners

      Congratulations to 2019 Maryland Scholar-Athlete of the Year ($750 Sonny Blank Scholarship) Matt Ferony from Annapolis Post 7.

      Congratulations to Matt Ohlemeyer of Glen Burnie Post 40 for winning the $500 Legion Scholarship. His application will be advanced to National.

      Post 7 members and the players they sponsor, lining up for the National Anthem.

      American Legion Alum in Cooperstown

      Hall of Fame players are not made overnight. The following is a list of Hall of Fame members who began their diamond days by playing in American Legion baseball. Parentheses indicates the year in which they were inducted to the Hall of Fame.

      Legion Baseball Online Courses, Resources

      American Legion Baseball is proud to present the following resources in cooperation and partnership with USA Baseball. (Link) 

      USA Baseball Education Center for American Legion Baseball coaches, featuring online courses, development initiatives and an introduction to Pure Baseball

      Legion Baseball Has a Lot of Cool Traditions

      One of the coolest traditions in American Legion Baseball is the "24 Hours of Play Ball" in Alaska on the first day of each summer, when the sun never sets there on that day. A Legion game begins at midnight and other games follow for the full 24 hours. We can't think of a better reason to visit Alaska than that!

      About American Legion Baseball

      For over 90 years, American Legion Baseball has been teaching baseball players not only the right way to play the game on the field but how to conduct oneself off the field representing both their team and their country in a respectful manner. With 3,700 teams in all 50 States and Canada, American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition rich athletic leagues. Nearly 80,000 athletes grace the field wearing an American Legion uniform each year. Since the inception of American Legion Baseball, nearly 10-million players have participated on a team and nearly 60% of college players are Legion Baseball graduates. Eighty-one members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, are also Legion alum.

      Our purpose is to articulate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100% Americanism. We aim to instill in the nation's youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, and team spirit. we hope to aid in the development of the physical fitness of our country's youth and to build our nation's future through our youth. We always adhere to the American Legion Code of Sportsmanship:

      I will:

      Keep the rules
      Keep faith with my teammates
      Keep my temper
      Keep myself fit
      Keep a stout heart in defeat
      Keep my pride under in victory
      Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body.