Many of the greatest names in the sport spent their teenage summers in American Legion Baseball uniforms. Hall of Famers such as Dave Winfield, Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson and Stan Musial still speak of the influence Legion ball had on their lives and careers. Each year, nearly 100,000 athletes participate in American Legion Baseball, the nation’s oldest and most respected amateur baseball program. Posts sponsor teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, giving young men wholesome, healthy activity and lessons in sportsmanship, loyalty, and respect for rules and fair play.
“I was proud to wear The American Legion uniform because it was the first uniform I had,” remembered Stan “The Man” Musial, the former St. Louis Cardinals great and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “The American Legion has supported baseball for many years, and it has an outstanding program for our young players.”