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2024 Department All Star Gme

The 2024 Department All Star Game will be held at Fitton Field on the campus of Holy Cross College on Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 2PM. Please click the link below for more information.

Baseball Data Combine American Legion (MA) Player Showdown

The Baseball Committee has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Baseball Data Combine to hold several events throughout the Department for ALB players to attend and generate their player profile which will be useful during the college recruiting process. Information will be gathered on players' throwing velocity, hitting exit velocity, catcher pop time, etc., and posted to their profile on BDC's website for college coaches to view.  Rising high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend one of these events.

The remaining schedule of player events has been announced.
Players may attend any of the following events they find convenient. https://baseballdatacombine.com/event/showcase

June 15th, Cooney Field in Beverly, MA at 10am
June 22nd, Fitton Field, Holy Cross in Worcester at 10am
June 23rd, Middleboro HS at 10am
June 29th, West Springfield HS at 10am

Congratulations to Franklin Post 75 on winning its 2nd Consecutive Department Sr Championship


2023 Department Senior Tournament Champion Franklin Post 75

congratulations to pittsfield on winning the 2023 department 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 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.

Massachusetts Background Check & Abuse Training Link

The Department Baseball Committee has announced that it will only accept mandatory abuse training certificates from Protect Youth Sports. All team staff must apply for a background check and complete abuse training prior to being allowed to participate in the American Legion Baseball Program. Click on following link to be taken to the Massachusetts site for Protect Youth Sports.

Baseball Committee Accepts Bids to Host the 2024 & 2025 Senior Department Championship Tournaments

The Baseball Committee announced that it has accepted Bids to host the 2024 & 2025 Senior Department Championship Tournaments. The 2024 Tournament will be hosted by Shrewsbury Post 397 which begins on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at Fitton Field on the campus of The College of the Holy Cross while the 2025 Tournament will be hosted by Quincy Morrisette Post 294 and will be played at Adams Field in Quincy. 2025 marks the 100th year of American Legion Baseball. The Northeast Region One Tournament returns to Holy Cross in 2025.

Baseball Committee Accepts Middleboro Post 64 Bid to Host the 2024 Junior Department Championship Tournament

The Baseball Committee has announced that it has accepted Middleboro Post 64's bid to host the 2024 Junior Department Championship Tournament. The Tournament will begin on Saturday, August 3, 2024 and run through Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at Middleboro High School. The winner of the Tournament will advance to the Northeast Region One Tournament which will be held in Bangor, ME, beginning on Friday, August 9, 2024 through Sunday, August 11, 2024.

Thom Roache Manager of Rockland Post 147 named 2023 Department Graduate of the Year


Department Baseball Chairman Paster and Thom Roache


2023 Senior Tournament MVP Christopher Goode

Baseball 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.  The following retailers are direct retailers for Diamond Sports and may be contacted to obtain baseballs for the 2024 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

Dick Paster

Dick Paster

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

Phone: 617 472-3424

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