American Legion Baseball
Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program. During these past eight decades, millions of young players have enjoyed playing baseball. The American Legion and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun.
Paradise Post 79 sponsored a team in the early 1970s. And again, from 1989 through 2011. This great run was possible by a TEAM effort: Post, sponsors, boosters, players, parents and coaching staff - Together Everyone Achieves More - TEAM.
In 2011 The American Legion selected Shelby, North Carolina as the permanent site for the American Legion Baseball World Series. The 2013 World Series dates are 16 thru 20 August and in 2014 the dates are August 15 thru 20. The eight regional champion teams are introduced and honored at the World Series Baseball Banquet which is held the evening before the start of the series.
American Legion Code of Sportsmanship
Keep the Rules;
Keep Faith with my teammates;
Keep my temper;
Keep myself fit;
Keep a Stout heart in defeat;
Keep my pride under in victory;
Keep a sound soul, a clean mind and a healthy body.
"The Code can be used not only in baseball but in everyday life. It is a character building Code!" (--Ed White, Baseball Chairman, Business & General Manager 1989-2011)
Check out our 2011 Champs on the "Photo Gallery" page
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