Tom Browning, Arci Cianfrocco, Mark Lemke and Andy Van Slyke had some of their best days playing American Legion Baseball. So did Brooks Robinson, Yogi Berra, Mark Tiexera, and Justin Verlander. These names represent American Legions pedigree. There are many more just like them as American Legion is represented by slightly over 50% of major leaguers, over 75% of college players have played on our fields. These are the players that define the quality of our young men and their baseball skills.
For 5 days and nights in late July, set aside time to enjoy the competition of the eight (8) best New York State American legion baseball teams. These young men will compete for the honor to represent New York State in the Northeast Regionals held in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The winner in Old Orchard Beach will then head off to Selby, North Carolina for the American Legion World series.
During the last week of July, give yourself or your soon-to-be legion player a chance to watch great baseball, participate with us in our in-between inning contests, enjoy great food and most of all, honor our veterans and their families that make Legion Baseball possible.
American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues. Today, the program registers over 5,400 teams in all 50 states, including Canada and Puerto Rico. Almost 100,000 youths, ages 13 to 19, participate annually. Since its inception, the league has had 10 million players, and nearly 75 percent of current college players are program graduates.
The league still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level.
How to become involved with American Legion Baseball
Come to our special American Legion Baseball State Committee booth, regardless of whether you are a veteran or not and speak to one of our state representatives to learn more about how you or your son can become involved in coaching or playing in this premier organization. Learn about how your son will be able to apply for and compete for College Scholarship dollars from $500 to $4,000 dollars based on academics, leadership and baseball participation.
We look forward to seeing you there.