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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.

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Alabama American Legion Baseball RSS news feed.
Alabama Tournaments of Interest
03/26/2017
June 1-4, 2017 17U and 19U Troy Post 70 - Teams are guaranteed...
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 STATEWIDE INFORMATION MEETING   SUNDAY,...
Key Dates in 2017
03/13/2017
American Legion Baseball 2017 Key Dates   May 15 - Deadline...
 
Alabama Tournaments of Interest

June 1-4, 2017 17U and 19U

Troy Post 70 - Teams are guaranteed 4 games as long as rain does not interfere with play.
Before May 1: $500 plus provide baseballs as needed. After May 1: $750 plus provide baseballs as needed. Checks should be made out to Post 70 Baseball. Preference is Diamond D1 Baseballs. Baseballs are available for $70/dozen from John Rushing or Rush Hixon. Contact: John Rushing 205-242-7922; Rush Hixon 334-372-2865

 

Tuscaloosa Post 34 will be hosting a 15U tournament June 2nd-4th at Tuscaloosa Academy. The format is to be determined based on the number of teams participating,but we hope to have a 4 game guarantee. If interested contact Jack Smalley

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June 16-19, 2017 - 17U and 19U

Troy Post 70 - 16 Teams - Round Robin; Teams will be divided into four pools. Each team will play the 3 other teams in their pool along with a "cross-pool" games. Games within the pool will determine the top two teams which will move on to a single elimination 8 team tournament. Round Robin games will be played on Friday and Saturday. Quarterfinals & Semifinals will be played on Sunday. Final will be played Monday morning. $750 plus provide baseballs as needed fee will be reduced to $500 if a non-refundable deposit fee of $250 is paid before May 1st.  

 

Contact: John Rushing 205-242-7922; Rush Hixon 334-372-2865

 

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.


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
American Legion Baseball Information Meeting

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL STATEWIDE INFORMATION MEETING

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Northern District:

Huntsville Post 237

2900 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

Central District:

Shelby County Services Bldg

1123 County Services Dr, Pelham, AL 35124

Southern District:

​ Gulf Shores Post 44

6781 AL-59, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

 

The meeting will be hosted on GOTOMEETING.COM

for coaches that are unable to attend a meeting at one of the facilities.

Coaches Meeting
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/883609325

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

                                Access Code: 883-609-325                               

 

Please bring laptop computers/tablets

​if available

 

Light Refreshments will be provided

 

Northern Alabama:

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

 

Central Alabama:

Patrick Kennedy - 205-288-5450,

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

 

Southern Alabama:

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


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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