AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL RULES
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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
Beginning January 2013, 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:
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