American Legion Baseball, a variety of amateur baseball since 1925, has been played by 13-19 year olds in fifty U.S. states and Canada. More than 3,500 teams participate each year.
American Legion Baseball gives players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities, and to have fun.
American Legion Code of Sportsmanship
I Will Keep The Rules.
I Will Keep Faith with my Teammates.
I Will Keep my Temper.
I Will Keep myself Fit.
I Will Keep a Stout Heart in Defeat.
I Will Keep my Pride under in Victory.
I Will Keep a Sound Soul, a Clean Mind, & a Healthy Body.
Our Duty to Youth Baseball as Legionnaires
Baseball is not just a game, it teaches sportsmanship, camaraderie, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat all in one game for an individual and a collective. Baseball teaches patience, discipline and focus. Baseball is one of the few sports that teaches linear thinking as players are required to be intimately aware of what action is supposed to be taken (instantaneously) under a variety of circumstances. Baseball teaches kids how to build friendships and builds resilient humans. It is one of the only games that teaches failure and how to pick oneself up from it.
Legion Baseball has demonstrated this through the ages as Legion Baseball graduates are proud contributors throughout our society and often are the most successful people in their respective career fields.
We support youth baseball because young athletes should have the opportunity to pursue their baseball passion, we serve our youth to give them a level playing field to PLAY BALL!
"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."
- Ted Williams