Jason O'Neil, left, threw out the first pitch at a recent game 50 years after he played Legion Baseball in Illinois.
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State Baseball Commissioner
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, the Annapolis Post 7 team wore vintage 1919 uniforms during the whole season. They also recreated the classic scene from the movie "Field of Dreams."
USA Baseball Education Center for American Legion Baseball coaches, featuring online courses, development initiatives and an introduction to Pure Baseball
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!
Bringing Generations Together
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:
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.