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John Lutinski Scholarship

The Department of Massachusetts Baseball Committee awards an annual $1000.00 scholarship to be used by a participant of the Massachusetts American Legion Baseball Program who graduates from high school and will be entering college in 2023.

Applications must be filed on or before July 15, 2023.

For more information and to obtain an Application, click on the link below.

2022 Region One Senior Tournament

Congratulations to Shrewsbury Post 397 for winning the Region One Tournament.

Department Senior Championship 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.



Opening Ceremony at the 2021 Region One Tournament

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 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,

Natick Post 107 to host the 2023 Department Senior Tournament

Shown are Matt Lodi of Post 107 and Committee Chairman Dick Paster

The Department Baseball Committee has 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. 

Middleboro Post 64 to Host 2023 Department Junior Tournament

The Department Baseball Committee has accepted the bid of Middleboro Post 64 to host the 2023 Department Junior Tournament. The Tournament will be held at the Middleboro High School Varsity Field beginning on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

DAVID SICILANO, Shrewsbury (Mass.) Post 397


Franklin's Jacob Jette named Sr Tournament MVP

Thom Roache of Rockland Post 147 to be 2023 Department Graduate of the Year

Brian Collins 2022 Graduate of the Year

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.

Athletic Committee names Diamond Baseball Official Baseball for 2022 through 2024 Seasons

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
Gibney's, Worcester
Butler's Sporting Goods, Hyannis
Piesco Sporting Goods, No Easton
Rockland Athletic, Rockland
Tri Valley Sports, Medway
NEATCO, Peabody
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.

Dick Paster

Dick Paster

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

Phone: 617 472-3424

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