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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 (15U), Varsity (High School Eligible/17U) and 19U for state championships.  The 19U division state champion can advance to Regional tournament and possibly the American Legion World Series. A College Freshman division is offered as an exhibition program that does not have a state championship or the ability to advance to regional or world series level of play.

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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Alabama Tournaments of Interest
03/26/2017
  July 6-9 - 15U, 17U and 19U (class of 2016 graduates and...
Updated Pitching rules
03/25/2017
Pursuant to the 2017 ALB National Rule Book, Rule 1.R., Page 16,...
Key Dates in 2017
03/13/2017
American Legion Baseball 2017 Key Dates   May 15 - Deadline...
 
Alabama Tournaments of Interest

 

July 6-9 - 15U, 17U and 19U (class of 2016 graduates and younger)

Dothan Post 12 is hosting our Annual Circle City Classic July 6th-9th. Tournament will consist of three divisions 15u, 17u, and 19u (19u is Open to all 2016 graduates and younger). Great preparation for the state tournament. Entry fee is $475 (and provide baseballs as needed) 4 game guarantee (weather permitting)

Contact: Coach Jake Kirkland at 3347012844 for more details or to register.

 

​July 7-9 - 19U teams

​Bessemer Post 149 is hosting a 19U tournament at Hueytown High School.  Cost is $400 and teams must provide baseballs.

Contact: Tommy Scott 205 212 4574

 

July 13-16 - 19U teams

​Alabama Amercian Legion Baseball is hosting a 19U "open" championship for 19U teams (19U is Open to all 2016 graduates and younger). This tournament can serve as a preparation tournament for American Legion 19U teams the weekend before state championship in their states.  The games will be played at Birmingham Southern College, University of Montevallo and local high school venues.  Cost is $600.  This is a four game minimum format (weather permitting).  Registration is online at www.alabamaamericanlegionbaseball.com

Contact: Alan Phillips 205 915 7818 or albaseball@charter.net


by posted 03/26/2017
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
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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