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Missouri American Legion Baseball
The Department of Missouri annually sponsors dozens of teams and hundreds of local players, all with the potential of going on to the Legion's World Series. Many of today's professional players began their careers in Legion baseball.

For more information on the history of American Legion Baseball
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National News

Legion World Series to be televised

  Legion World Series to be televised

Together, The American Legion and the Shelby (N.C.) Baseball World Series Committee have inked a five-year contract that will expand the viewership of the American Legion World Series (ALWS) to nearly 80 million viewers.

Starting with the 2014 ALWS, the championship game will be televised live by ESPNU. The last time a Legion World Series championship game was live on TV was 35 years ago in Greenville, Miss.

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  2013 Player of the Year from New Jersey

American Legion World Series players were presented with annual Legion Baseball awards following the 2013 American Legion World Series championship game.

Baseball awards:

  • George W. Rulon Player of the Year Anthony Harrold, first baseman for Brooklawn, N.J.
  • Rawlings Big Stick Award Anthony Bender, shortstop for Petaluma, Calif.
  • Louisville Slugger Batting Champion Anthony Harrold, first baseman for Brooklawn, N.J.; compiled a .529 batting average.
  • Dr. Irvin L. "Click" Cowger RBI Memorial Award Robert Busse, third baseman for Petaluma, Calif., had 14 RBIs.
  • Bob Feller Pitching Award Mike Shawaryn, pitcher for Brooklawn, N.J.; compiled 32 strikeouts between regionals and World Series tournaments.
  • James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award Robbie Podorsky, second baseman for Gonzales, La.

 



 
 

State News

Congratulations to all our 2014 State Champions!


Jefferson City Post 5 Claims 2014 AAA State Title
 

Jefferson City Post 5 took the 2014 AAA State Championship in Sedalia, MO.

Jefferson City defeated a final 4 including themselves, the Lee's Summit Outlaws, the Joplin Miners and Festus Post 253.



Jackson Post 158 Claims AA State & Regional Title
 

Jackson Post 158 defeated Eureka Post 177 in a nail biter by a score of 7-6 to win the AA State title.

Jackson followed up its first ever State title by winning the AA Regional held in Leavenworth, KS. South Dakota forced the "if" game by defeating Jackson 2-1. Jackson then followed with a 5-0 win to claim the Championship. Congratulations!!!



Washington Post 218 Wins A State Championship
 

Washington Post 218 took the 2014 A State Championship.



2014 Missouri Baseball Commission Meeting Notes

 
The Missouri American Legion Baseball Committee met in February and discussed several topics including Post-Season sites and dates, the national convention, and player scholarships and awards.
Click here for the minutes from that meeting


2014 Revised Rule Book Available
The revised 2014 Missouri American Legion Rule Book has been released.  Please click here to access it



2015 Registration Information
A Letter from Department Chairman Gary Stone:

 
Teams were able to begin registering and paying fees/insurance effective January 1. Some have attempted to do so, and a couple of issues have come up. I have rejected some applications because background checks were not completed on the individuals listed on the application. So, here is the process. Please share.


Click here for the minutes from that meeting




Reminder for our All Stars

Any player who participates in an All Star game, Showcase, or any other baseball program other than his Legion team MUST have a completed, approved Dual Participation form on file. Failure to do so will result in the player's suspension.
Click here for the "Dual Participation" form