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THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN

American Legion Baseball

    

 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL RULES & DIRECTORY 

     

 

 

American Legion Baseball plays the game using "Official Baseball Rules" as authorized by the commissioner's office of Major League Baseball for both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. 

NOTE: To download the 2019 rule books, click on the pictures above. All head coaches and managers will receive a hard copy of both rule books before the beginning of the season.


 BECOME PART OF THE FUN 

 START A TEAM TODAY! 

(Registration is closed for the 2019 Season.  2020 Registration opens in mid-January.)

American Legion Baseball is always growing, and participation is easy! In Wisconsin, over 200 teams compete each year, so there's ample opportunity for new players to join, and for coaches who want to start a team. Young athletes ages 13-18 years old are eligible to play. American Legion Post sponsorship is encouraged but not a requirement to play Legion ball.

Coaches who want to start a team should contact State Commissioner Roger Mathison at (608) 558-1503 or email him at cvpstcmd@mwt.net. The Department will send a new team packet, which includes the state and national rule books, insurance information and online registration information.

The Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Association was established at the annual Department of Wisconsin Convention in Oshkosh on July 17, 1953. On an average, 55% of Major League Baseball Players played American Legion Baseball as teenagers: i.e. Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, and Yogi Berra!

 REGISTRATION EASY AND ONLINE 

All registration is through the National American Legion website at www.legion.org/baseball. Enter team information, pay fees and insurance, download forms and build your team roster. CLICK HERE for complete step-by-step instructions.

To avoid possible infringement upon copyrights belonging to The American Legion, a team can't call themselves Legion Baseball unless they REGISTER online as a Legion team. Registration deadline for returning teams is  May 15.  New Teams must register by June 1.

 


 BACKGROUND CHECK 

 
 Background check screenings are mandatory for coaches, managers and
 volunteer staff involved with Legion Baseball teams. You have 30 minutes to complete the application.
 Please have credit card information ready, the cost is $8.00.

 Click the link below to take the background check:
 https://opportunities.averity.com/ALDeptWisconsin    

 

 

DO YOU HAVE GAMES/TOURNAMENTS TO PROMOTE-OR LOOKING FOR MORE GAMES FOR YOUR TEAM?

CLICK HERE for a list of 2019 games/tournaments available

     48 American Legion players from across             Wisconsin are chosen to play in the All-Star         game held at Miller Park!  Wisconsin is the         only State to have an All-Star game played in       a Major League Stadium!

ALL-STAR APPLICATION

All-Star Applications are due to Department Headquarters by June 21, 2019.


2019 STARS ROSTER           2019 STRIPES ROSTER            2019 All-STAR PROGRAM

                    2019 ALL-STAR PHOTO ALBUM


 

 

      PITCHING INFORMATION/ADVISE 

USA Baseball and MLB team up to help young players reduce arm injuries by providing a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices. Baseball is a safe game to play at all ages, but research has shown that pitching too much — particularly at a young age — can increase a pitcher's risk of injury. Go to http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart for more information.
 

 

TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES & RECORDS
Class A
Class AA
Class AAA

STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES

Class A 1988-2019
Class AA 1974-2019
Class AAA 1928-2019

WISCONSIN MVP & BATTING AWARDS
 

NATIONAL & REGIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS


 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post-affiliated) team may nominate a graduating senior who plays on a Wisconsin American Legion team. CLICK HERE for scholarship application.  Deadline: July 15. 

The Department Americanism Committee will select the player who best meets the qualifications on the nomination form. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship from National and the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Association will match that amount.

That person will also be considered for The American Legion All-Academic Team sponsored by Diamond Sports. Nationally, eight players will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. A ninth player, selected as the most outstanding member will be awarded an additional $5,000 scholarship.

American Legion Baseball Code of Sportsmanship:

 
  I will...
  KEEP myself fit
  KEEP the rules
  KEEP my temper
  KEEP a stout heart in defeat
  KEEP faith with my teammates
  KEEP my pride under victory
  KEEP a sound soul, a clean mind
  and a healthy body
                                 
For more information on American Legion Baseball contact Marie at marie@wilegion.org
 
 
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