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The History of american legion baseball

The American Legion celebrated its centennial at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., March 29-30, with the airing of a new 8-minute film on the history of American Legion Baseball. “American Legion Baseball: Citizenship Through Sportsmanship” was played inside the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater to hundreds of visitors. The film details the history of American Legion Baseball and its ties to the National Baseball Hall of Fame – 81 former American Legion Baseball players are Hall of Famers.
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American Legion baseball

  • For the 2020 season, Chester Bird Post 523 American Legion proudly sponsors baseball teams at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School (JR American Legion Team), Breck School and Golden Valley Little League.


    American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair.

    The league still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level. 


    1 . To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism. 

    2 . To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit. 

    3 . To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth. 4 . To build for the nation’s future through our youth. 


    I will:

    Keep the rules

    ​Keep faith with my teammates

    Keep my temper

    Keep myself fit

    Keep a stout heart in defeat

    Keep my pride under control in victory

    Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body

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