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Welcome to Alabama American Legion Baseball's website!

 

With an alumni base that includes more than half of current Major League Baseball players, American Legion Baseball is one of the most prominent and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in existence.

The program is always growing and participation is easy so there’s ample opportunity for new players to join, for coaches who want to start a team, for umpires, and for individuals or groups interested in volunteering. 

American Legion Baseball has a long history in Alabama. The league strives to provide a good mix of flexible schedules and good competition. The season typically begins after the academic school year ends which is near the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The state tournament is normally held in mid-July. The possibility of advancing to the American Legion World Series tournament is available to teams that can advance through the tournament levels. The season offers both full and part time play. The program has league focused teams, tournament teams and hybrid organizations.

Regular season and tournament games are held within the State of Alabama. The American Legion is run as a not for profit league with the goal of improving our young people within a positive, competitive environment while preparing our players for high school and collegiate level play.

The Baseball program offers opportunities in three age divisions: Junior Varsity, Varsity and 19U for state championships.  The 19U division state champion can advance to Regional tournament and possibly the American Legion World Series. 

The Junior Varsity division is designed for the rising 10th grade and younger player. 

The Varsity division is open for all players with at least one remaining season of High School athletic eligibility. 

The 19U (Senior Division) division is designed for recent high school graduates and younger players with a possibility that some prior year graduated players may be eligible.

The American Legion will observe a January 1st cut-off date. Thirteen (13) year olds are the youngest players in American Legion Baseball with a date of birth in 2005.

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2018 Base Schools for American Legion teams and recruiting
05/20/2018
Alabama American Legion Baseball uses the Plan B method of recruiting...
ISCORE app for use with the team webpage
05/18/2018
The Sports Illustrated IScore app is designed to work with our Sports...
Message to our fans
05/11/2018
A Message to Our Fans Fan enthusiasm and support are a great part...
2018 Key Dates
02/23/2018
Alabama Coaches meetings - April 22nd: Huntsville Post 237 at...
 
2018 Base Schools for American Legion teams and recruiting

Alabama American Legion Baseball uses the Plan B method of recruiting players for American Legion teams.  Plan B recruiting rules are more flexible but more complex than the Plan A (zoning) rules.  In most cases our teams are geographically dispersed that teams do not have any recruiting issues with another American Legion Post team.  We are fortunate to have several new Post sponsored teams this year in Counties of Jefferson, Madison and Tuscaloosa.  The 2018 American Legion rule book has more details about recruiting and forming teams.  Here are a few highlights:

A. Base school. All teams must have a base school.

B. Player Recruiting. Teams may select players who are enrolled on March 31, 2018, in any public, private, technical, vocational, regional or preparatory high school, or any combination.

Teams may not recruit a player(s) from another team’s base school.

If a player was on the national roster of an approved American Legion team in 2017 and a new Legion team is formed that is closer to a player’s parents’ domicile, that player has a one-time option of playing with the team from last year or for the new team.  

We provide this information in case a team inadvertantly has recruited a player from another team's base school then the situation can be remedied as soon as possible.  Each coach is expected to extend good sportmanship and collegiality to the other coaches, Legion representatives and Board of Directors in any issue that might be disputed.

If there are any issues then please contact your area commissioner:

Northern Alabama Commissioner:

Greg Watson - 256-710-1458, bebepapa@att.net

Central Alabama Commissioner:

Patrick Kennedy - 205-288-5450,

Assistant Director:

Gordon Seale - 205-426-5504, jackie51@wildblue.net

Southern Alabama Commissioner:

Wayne Stacey - 334-313-8921, staceycw@gulftel.com

The list of base schools for 2018 is provided:

  20-May-18   Base School
19U      
1   Bessemer Academy
2   Colbert Heights HS
3   Huntsville HS
4   Sidney Lanier HS
5   Pelham HS
6   JU Blacksher HS
7   Faith Academy
8   Pike Liberl Arts
9   Hillcrest HS
 Varsity (High School Eligible)      
10   Greenville HS
11   Childersburg HS
12   Colbert Heights HS
13   Dothan HS
14   Florence HS
15   Huntsville HS
16   Covenant Christian
17   Kingwood Christian
18   Brookwood HS
19   Leeds HS
20   Winfield City HS
21   New Life Christian Academy
22   Sidney Lanier HS
23   Spanish Fort HS
24   Tuscaloosa County HS
25   James Clemens HS
26   James Clemens HS
27   Clay-Chalkville HS
28   Montevallo HS
29   Pelham HS
30   Faith Academy
31   Foley HS
32   Pike Liberl Arts
33   Hillcrest HS
 Junior Varsity      
34   Bob Jones HS
35   Winfield City HS
36   New Life Christian Academy
37   Tuscaloos County HS
38   Pelham HS
39   Northview HS
40   Hillcrest HS

by posted 05/20/2018
ISCORE app for use with the team webpage

The Sports Illustrated IScore app is designed to work with our Sports Illustrated hosted website.  The team manager or designated person will need to download the IScore app then: 

1. Go to Game Manager

2. Click to Discover Games

3. Click on League Athletics

4. Enter your email address, hit continue

5. Enter your password

6. Select your team

7. Select your upcoming game

8. Click the import button

9. Go back to Game manager

10. Select game, then click Play

11. Score game

12. Go back to main menu

13. Click Export

 

​The use of ISCORE app and export to your team page should provide all of the pitching and game result information that is required


by posted 05/18/2018
Message to our fans

A Message to Our Fans
Fan enthusiasm and support are a great part of baseball and active cheering is encouraged.  The American Legion Baseball program is dedicated to providing a safe and positive environment for both the player and fans.
You are requested to be considerate at all times of the feelings of the players and sensitivities of those fans seated around you. Hopefully, this request is all that is necessary.

The American Legion will enforce this request in the following manner.

1.  The use of artificial noisemakers will not be permitted, during an American Legion Baseball game. Persons using any artificial noisemaker will be ask to stop.  A second violation will be removed from the ballpark.

2.  Persons entering the playing field or throwing or attempting to throw objects on the field also will be subjected to immediate ejection and criminal prosecution.

3.  Persons using obscene or abusive language or engaging in any other antisocial conduct, offensive to those around them will be asked to cease this conduct.  If the offensive conduct persists, those involved will be subject to ejection from the premises. 

Your cooperation is appreciated and we hope you enjoy the games.


The American Legion National Americanism Commission Indianapolis, IN


by posted 05/11/2018
2018 Key Dates

Alabama Coaches meetings -

April 22nd: Huntsville Post 237 at 2pm

                  Pelham Recreation Center 300 Ballpark Road Pelham, AL 35124 at 2pm 

April 24th: Department HQ 120 N Jackson St Montgomery, AL at 7pm 

April 25th: Post 199 700 S Mobile St Fairhope, AL at  5pm 

May 15th:  Deadline to register online and purchase insurance for 2018 season to avoid $200 late fee (Rule 6.A.)
June 1st:   Deadline to register and purchase insurance online for 2018 season, team rosters due on the state website
June 25th: Team roster deadline to submit to department

July 12-15:Junior Varsity and Varsity Division State Championship Location: Shelby County, AL

July 15th:  American Legion Baseball scholarship applications due to department

July 19-22:Varsity Regional tournament Location: UAH Participating departments: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee

July 26-29:19U State Championship

Aug. 2 Department 19U tournaments must be completed by midnight
Aug. 8-12 Regional 19U tournaments

SOUTHEAST REGION Host: Randolph County Post 45 Location: Asheboro, N .C .  Participating departments are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia

Aug. 15 American Legion World Series Banquet & Kickoff Concert in Shelby, N.C.
Aug. 16-21 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.


by posted 02/23/2018
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