Massachusetts American Legion Baseball will hold a Player Showcase and All Star Tournament which will be open to all 2019 high school graduates who have played on a Senior American Legion Team in 2018. The Showcase will be open to the first 200 players who apply. Players for the All Star Tournament teams will be selected by the District Chairmen and Team Managers. For more information and to learn how to register, please click on the link below.
The Massachusetts Athletic Committee awards a $1000 scholarship annually to an American Legion Baseball player to be used for their education expenses in their freshman year of college. The scholarship will be presented at the Department Senior Baseball Tournament which will be held at Adams Field, Quincy, Massachusetts beginning on July 28, 2018. Completed Applications are due no later than July 15, 2018. For more details and to print the Application, click on the following link.
The American Legion will award a scholarship of $500 to a deserving American Legion Baseball player selected by the Department of Massachusetts.
Diamond Sports, the "Official Baseball" of American Legion Baseball national tournaments will sponsor the All-Academic Team which will be selected by the scholarship committee at the World Series in Shelby. Nine players will be selected from the 50 state winners and will receive additional scholarship funds. Eight players will receive a $2,500 scholarship for being selected a member of the All-Academic Team and a ninth player – the "Captain" of the All-Academic Team will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
The original scholarship application is due at the Massachusetts Department Headquarters by July 15th.
The eligibility requirements for awarding the scholarship are outlined in the application and are as follows:
1. Players must be listed on a 2018 roster and the team must be affiliated with an American Legion Post. Teams sponsored by an outside sponsor are not eligible for this scholarship.
2. The scholarship can only be awarded to a player who will attend college.
3. The scholarship is to be awarded based on an individual’s outstanding leadership, citizenship, character, scholarship, and financial need. (The scholarship cannot be awarded to the tournament MVP, since this is in violation of NCAA rules.)
4. Three letters of testimony are required.
5. The post commander must sign the application.
6. A transcript of grades must be provided.
7. No additional pages, letters of testimony are permitted.
Department Athletic Committee Chairman. 24 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617 472-3424
The 2018 Department Rule Book is now available by clicking on the About Us link.
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.