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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

2014 AAA State "Final 4" Set
 

There will be a new AAA State Champion this season as the Final 4 has been set for this weekend's tournament at Liberty Park in Sedalia, MO.

Jefferson City Post 5 will take on the Lee's Summit Outlaws in Game 1. In Game 2, the Joplin Miners will face Festus Post 253.

For all tournament brackets,
click here


Jackson Post 158 Claims AA State Title
 

Jackson Post 158 defeated Eureka Post 177 in a nail biter by a score of 7-6.



Washington Post 218 Wins A State Championship
 

Washington Post 218 took the 2014 A State Championship.


2014 Missouri State Tournament Brackets
 
Check here for the current brackets for the 2014 Missouri State Tournmant.

AAA Tournament Bracket
AA Tournament Bracket - Final Results
A Tournament Bracket 


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



2014 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 entire letter and more information


2013 Champions Crowned

 
Here are the Champions for 2013.
A -Eureka Post 177
AA- St. Genevieve Post 150
AAA -  Rod's A's (Blue Springs)
 
 This was one of the best post season tournament seasons I can recall. We had a few glitches, yes, and they will be addressed, but overall we had very few negative incidents.
 
I am asking all of you to READ our Missouri rulebook and advise me of any corrections that should be made. I do this every year, but I am one set of eyes and do miss some things.  See anything that is inconsistent with the National rules, or needs better definition? Let me know and I will correct it. Need some input.
 
Thanks to all of you for your efforts. American Legion Baseball is still the best amateur program in the country, and you help keep it that way.
--Gary Stone


                      2013 State Champions:
          2013 AAA State Champions - Rod's A's (Blue Springs)


2013 AA State Champions - St. Genevieve Post 150

2013 A State Champions - Eureka Post 177
 


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