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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 level play.

The Baseball program offers opportunities in three age divisions: Junior Varsity (15U), Varsity (High School Eligible/17U) and 19U. 

The Junior Varsity (15U) division is designed for the rising 10th grade and younger player. 

The Varsity (High School Eligible/17U) division is open for all players with at least one remaining season of High School athletic eligibility. 

The 19U division is designed for recent high school graduates and younger players with a possibility that some previously 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 2004.

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Updated Pitching rules
03/25/2017
Pursuant to the 2017 ALB National Rule Book, Rule 1.R., Page 16,...
American Legion Baseball Information Meeting
03/21/2017
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL INFORMATION MEETING Central District   SUNDAY,...
Key Dates in 2017
03/13/2017
American Legion Baseball 2017 Key Dates   May 15 - Deadline...
 
Updated Pitching rules

Pursuant to the 2017 ALB National Rule Book, Rule 1.R., Page 16, an American Legion Baseball
player may not enter a game as a pitcher unless having fulfilled the required rest days as
mandated in the pitch chart. After much discussion with department chairmen, coaches,
national staff, and the Baseball Committee, we believe it’s in the best interest of the baseball
program to replace the pitch count chart published in the 2017 National Rule Book. The
Americanism Commission agrees with the recommendation from the Baseball Committee and
adopts the revised pitch count chart published by USA Baseball.
Therefore, the pitch count chart below will replace the chart published in the 2017 ALB National
Rule Book. The remainder of Rule 1.R. remains unchanged, including no player may make
more than two appearances as a pitcher during any consecutive three-day period.
AGE                          DAILY MAX                            REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)

                           (PITCHES IN GAME)                 0 Days  1 Days   2 Days   3 Days   4 Days
                                                                                1-30      31-45    46-60     61-75      76+
ALB Junior Program       105                                   1-30      31-45    46-60     61-75      76+
ALB Senior Program      120                                   1-30      31-45    46-60      61-75     76+


Additionally, the new intentional walk rule adopted by Major League Baseball Official
Baseball Rule, which allows a manager to signal his decision to home plate instead of having
the pitcher throw four pitches outside of the strike zone will also apply to American Legion
Baseball games.


by posted 03/25/2017
American Legion Baseball Information Meeting

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL INFORMATION MEETING

Central District

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

 

Pelham Senior Center

50 Racquet Club Parkway

Pelham, Alabama  35124

 

Topics will include

 

* Rule Changes * Website : alabamaamericanlegionbaseball.com * State Tournament details

 

Light Refreshments will be provided

CONTACT:

Patrick Kennedy       205/288-5450  patrick@peklawoffice.com

 

Or

 

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


by posted 03/21/2017
Key Dates in 2017

American Legion Baseball 2017 Key Dates

 

May 15 - Deadline to register online and purchase insurance for 2017

June 10 - Rosters due on the state website no later than this date

(Rosters are due the day prior to the team's first American Legion baseball game)

June 25 - Official roster submitted on the national site

July 15 - American Legion baseball scholarship application due to Alabama Director of Baseball

 


by posted 03/13/2017
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