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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.

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National News

2013 World Series Champions - New Jersey


In its 15th appearance in the American Legion World Series, Brooklawn, N.J., Post 15 won the league championship in a shutout against Petaluma, Calif. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

In front of a crowd of more than 6,000, the Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72 American Legion Baseball team claimed what it lost during the 2012 American Legion World Series (ALWS): the championship title. It was the third ALWS title in the program’s history.

Last year, Brooklawn remained scoreless against New Orleans in the championship game. But the 2012 runner-up defeated Petaluma, Calif., off a 10-run mercy rule during the 2013 ALWS in Shelby, N.C.


Click here for the entire story from the National site.

  "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 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


2012 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