The Senior Department Double Elimination Championship Tournament began on Saturday, July 24, at Adams Field, Quincy, hosted by Quincy Morrisette Post 294.
July 24, Schedule
Game 1 Leominster (11) vs. Milton (2) Final
Game 3 Westfield (0) vs. Bridgewater (15) Final
Game 2 Beverly (14) vs. So Attleboro (0) Final
Game 4 Natick (3) vs. Quincy (2) Final
Sunday July 25 Schedule
Game 5 Milton (16) vs. Westfield (5) Final
Game 6 So Attleboro (8) vs. Quincy (2 ) Final
Game 7 Leominster (11) vs. Bridgewater (10) Final
Game 8 Beverly (8) vs. Natick (4) Final
Monday July 26 Schedule
Game 9 So Attleboro (5) vs. Bridgewater (7) Final
Game 10 Milton (4) vs. Natick (3) Final
Game 11 Leominster (0) vs. Beverly (11) Final
Tuesday July 26 Schedule
Game 12 Milton (13) vs. Leominster (3) Final
Game 13 Bridgewater vs. Beverly Suspended after 2.5 innings
Wednesday July 27 Schedule
Game 13 Bridgewater (2) vs. Beverly (3) Final
Game 14 Milton (1) vs. Beverly (5) Final
Beverly will now advance to the Region One Double Elimination Tournament hosted by Shrewsbury Post 397 as the Massachusetts Department Champion. The Tournament will be held at Fitton Field on the campus of The College of the Holy Cross beginning on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The winner of the Region One Tournament will advance to the American Legion World Series held in Shelby, NC, beginning on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
The Massachusetts Athletic Committee has announced that it will change the venue of the Chairman's Cup Tournament to Mahan Field in Natick. The Tournament will begin on August 7, 2021, with Post 107 being the Host Post. As such, Post 107 will play in Game 4 on day one of the Tournament. The Department All Star Game will remain at Brandeis University beginning on Saturday, August 14 with August 15, 2021 as the rain date.
The Department Junior Championship Tournament will commence on August 7, 2021, at Weymouth's Libby Field.
2019 Region One Tournament Champion Shrewsbury Post 397
Congratulations to Shrewsbury Post 397 for winning its 2nd Tournament Championship in three years. Shrewsbury advanced to the 2019 American Legion World Series which opened on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. It was an all Massachusetts Region One Final as Shrewsbury defeated Department Champion Lawrence 3 -1 in Game 15 of the Tournament.
2019 Department Champion Lawrence Senior Team
Congratulations to Lawrence for winning the 2019 Senior Championship Tournament and to Lynn Post 291 for winning the 2019 Junior Championship 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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Fabrizio with Athletic Committee Chairman Dick Paster
Dan Fabrizio was named the 2021 Massachusetts Graduate of the Year by the Massachusetts Athletic Committee for his contribution to the success of American Legion Baseball. Dan held the position of Manager/Head Coach of the Braintree Post 86 Team for 28 years and now serves as the Post's Athletic Officer. Dan was presented with the 2021 Graduate of the Year Plaque at the Department Championship Tournament by Athletic Committee Chairman, Dick Paster.
Left to right PNC Jake Comer, Evan McCarthy & Anthony Bambus
The winner of the 2021 John Lutinski Scholarship is Evan C. McCarthy, who plays for Leominster Post 151. The winner of the Region One National Scholarship is Anthony Bambus who plays for Plymouth Post 40. Both Scholarships were presented by Past National Commander Jake Comer at the 2021 Department Championship Tournament.
Roger O. Gagnon, Past Chairman of the Department of Massachusetts Athletic Committee from 2010 to 2015, died on December 28, 2020. Roger served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War and served 30 years in the Massachusetts National Guard. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Athletic Committee, Roger was Vice Chairman and Member of the Committee.
The Athletic Committee has named Diamond Baseball model D1-AL-MA as the only baseball authorized for use in Massachusetts during the 2020 and 2021 regular and post seasons. The following retailers are direct retailers for Diamond Sports and may be contacted to obtain balls for the 2020 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
Department Athletic Committee Chairman. 1212 Hancock Street, Suite 110, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617 472-3424