American Legion Baseball, enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic baseball leagues. Since its inception in 1925, the league has had millions of players, including countless who have gone on to play in college and professional baseball, with 81 inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Community service has always been a core value of The American Legion. In 1925, this commitment was furthered to include a baseball program. Today all 50 states plus Canada register teams of young athletes , ages 13 to 19, to participate in America's Favorite Pastime; BASEBALL.
San Diego County was once a prominent region for American Legion Baseball. In fact, San Diego teams were crowned National Champions in 1938, 1941, and 1954. For whatever reason, in the 1980's it disappeared.
San Diego County offers an abundance of youth athleticism but offers limited opportunities to showcase their baseball talent; so in 2017, a handful of Veterans within the American Legion organization spearheaded operations to re-ignite American Legion Baseball in San Diego County.
These passionate Veterans took the mindset, " build it, they will come" and we are honored to say that once again American Legion Baseball is serving the youth of San Diego County.
Our 2018 inaugural season provided a tremendous foundation to our future growth developing this highly competitive Legion Baseball League within our County.
The league is built upon the traditional values 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.
San Diego County American Legion Baseball decided to make the league accessible to our County youth without concern of the financial burden placed on players or their families. There is "NO Pay to Play"!
"Remember these two things: play hard and have fun."
- Tony Gwynn