The American Legion is committed to America's youth and that is why we have sponsored American Legion Baseball since 1925. The goals of American Legion Baseball are the development of team discipline, individual character and leadership development qualities in young people. American Legion Baseball is the oldest and largest, nationwide, baseball program in America. American Legion Baseball became a National program in 1925. Over ten million teenagers have played American Legion Baseball since its inception. The first National Championship tournament was held in 1926. In 1998, 5,083 teams were registered for National tournament play.
The redesigned 2018 American Legion Baseball rule book is now available online.
The rule book can be downloaded here.
Teams can register for the 2018 season at www.baseball.legion.org now and, as of Feb. 1, can now pay fees for the season.
This year’s rulebook has been redesigned to separate the junior and senior program rules entirely, creating two separate sections to eliminate confusion and to improve readability.
Last fall, rule changes were passed and have been implemented in the rule book.
In addition, there have been a number of clarifications of rules after a page-by-page review of policies.
Print copies of the rule book are expected in late February.
For any questions involving rules or the rule book, please contact your department baseball chairman. For a list of contacts, click here.