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Department Athletic Committee Awards 2019 Sr Tournament Bid

The Department Athletic Committee selected Milford Post 59 to host the 2019 Eight Team Senior Department Championship Tournament which will be held at Fino Field beginning on Saturday, July 27, 2019.   Post 59 will Host the Tournament and compete against seven District Champions for the right to move on to the Northeast Region Tournament as the Massachusetts Department Champion which will be hosted by Shrewsbury Post 397 and held at Fitton Field on the campus of The College of the Holy Cross. Shown left to right Milford Manager Steve DiVitto, Chairman Paster and Steve Guilino.

Athletic Committee Awards Bid for the 2019 Junior Tournament

The Department Athletic Committee awarded a bid to  host the 2019 Department Junior Tournament to Wilbraham Post 286.  The Tournament will be held at Farrell Field at the Spec Pond Recreational Complex, 5 Spec Pond Way, Wilbraham, MA.

Lutinski Scholarship Application

Applications for the annual John Lutinski Scholarship are now available and must be received in the Department of Massachusetts of The American Legion Office by July 15, 2019.  The Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who plays on a Massachusetts American Legion Baseball Team. Please click on the link below for more information and to print the application.

Countdown to the 2019 Department Tournaments

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2018 Northeast Region Tournament Champions Braintree Post 86

2018 Northeast Region Tournament

Congratulations to 2018 Department Champion Braintree Post 86 on its winning the 2018 Northeast Region Tournament.  Braintree defeated Tournament Host Shrewsbury Post 397, 7 - 3, to become the Northeast Region Champions.  This mark's the second consecutive year a Massachusetts' team  advanced to the American Legion World Series. 


Braintree Head Coach Cam Fox accepts Holt Memorial Trophy from Chairman Dick Paster

2018 Department Championship Tournaments

Congratulations to Braintree Post 86 for winning its second consecutive Department Championship. 

Congratulations to Franklin Post 75 for winning the Department Junior Championship and to Runner-Up Quincy Post 294 .

2018 National and John Lutinski Scholarship Winners

Justin Pina of Mansfield, MA who plays for Foxboro Post 93 won the Lutinski Scholarship and Andrew Bryant  who plays for Canton Post 24 won the National Scholarship. Both players were awarded their scholarship prior to the start of Game 4 at the Department Senior Tournament on July 28, 2018.

Dick Paster

Department Athletic Committee Chairman. 1212 Hancock Street, Suite 110, Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617 472-3424

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How to find to an American Legion team

Players who have played American Legion Baseball in prior years must register, tryout and play for the last team they played for.  In certain instances, players who fail to make the team they last played for may request a Transfer from their team manager and, if granted, must register and tryout for the next closest Base School team to their parent's legal residence.  Players who are otherwise eligible for a Transfer may only obtain one Transfer during their American Legion eligibility.

Players who have not played American Legion Baseball in a prior year, with certain exceptions, must register and tryout for the Base School team closest to their parent's legal residence.  A player's legal residence is established as of March 31 of each year.  Players who do not attend the public high school serving their parent's legal residence, in most cases, have a one time option to play for the Base School team closest to their parent's legal residence or the Base School team closest to the school they attend.  Once this option has been exercised, it becomes final and binding for the remainder of their eligibility.   MapQuest is used to determine which Base School team is closest to a player's legal residence or closest to the school the player attends. For the list of Senior and Junior Base School teams, click on Programs, then Senior or Junior and Team List.

The recruiting rules are established by the National organization and can be confusing.  The rules are available on the National web site baseball@legion.org. Specific questions may be addressed to the local District Chairman, (see the list of District Chairmen on the About Us tab) or to the Department Chairman, Dick Paster, rpaster@prclawoffice.com.


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