Team registration begins on January 1, 2023, and ends on January 31, 2023 for all teams eligible to return without Baseball Committee approval. Teams must login to their team home page on the National website and create their staff on or before January 31, 2023. In addition, teams are required to file the Massachusetts 2023 Team Registration Form with their District Chairman by January 31, 2023. Thereafter all team staff members must apply for their Background Check with Protect Youth Sports and successfully complete their 2023 Abuse Training, preferably with Protect Youth Sports, before the team will be approved. New Teams admitted for the 2023 season will be given instructions for registering by their District Chairman.
Congratulations to Shrewsbury Post 397 for winning the Region One Tournament.
Franklin Post 75
2022 Department Senior Champion
Congratulations to Sandwich Post 188 on winning the Department Junior Championship Tournament and on winning the Region One Junior Tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDOVER POST 8 FOR WINNING THE 2022 CHARIMAN'S CUP TOURNAMENT.
Opening Ceremony at the 2021 Region One Tournament
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com.
Shown are Matt Lodi of Post 107 and Committee Chairman Dick Paster
The Department Baseball Committee has announced it accepted Natick Post 107's bid to host the 2023 Senior Department Championship Tournament. The Tournament will be held at Natick's Mahan Field beginning on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The Committee is still seeking Bids to host the Department 2023 Junior Tournament. Interest teams should click on the following link, complete the Bid and submit it to Chairman Paster.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID SICILANO OF SHREWSBURY POST 397 ON BEING NAMED TO THE 2022 WORLD SERIES ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM.
Franklin's Jacob Jette named Sr Tournament MVP
Brian Collins served as Manager and Head Coach of East Springfield Post 420 team from 1998 through 2009. Brian served as District 3 Baseball Chairman from 2010 to 2011 and then returned to Post 420 as an Assistant Coach to his son Eammon in 2012. Brian passed away in 2020. Depicted are Department Chairman Dick Paster presenting the Award to Brian's son Eammon and his grandson.
The Athletic Committee has named Diamond Baseball model D1-AL-MA again as the only baseball authorized for use in Massachusetts during the 2022 through 2024 regular and post seasons. Diamond reports that there may be some supply problems in 2022 in which case the D1-AL ball may be used. The following retailers are direct retailers for Diamond Sports and may be contacted to obtain balls for the 2022 season:
On Deck Sports/Pro Mounds, Braintree
Tricon Sports, Lexinton
Grogan Marciano Sports, Mansfield
Beacon Sporting Goods, Quincy
Butler's Sporting Goods, Hyannis
Piesco Sporting Goods, No Easton
Rockland Athletic, Rockland
Tri Valley Sports, Medway
Whip's Sports, Springfield
Regional champions from the 2021 American Legion Baseball season were recognized at the American Legion Baseball Chairman's Conference in Indianapolis Sept. 24-26. Photo by Thomas Starnes.
Department Athletic Committee Chairman. 1212 Hancock Street, Suite 110, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617 472-3424