IMPORTANT 2023 DATES:
JUNE 1 Deadline for teams to register at http://baseball.legion.org/ .
JUNE 1 No tryouts or practice with players unless registration and insurance have been paid.
JUNE 1 DEADLINE TO PAY FEES AND PURCHASE BY MIDNIGHT JUNE 1ST.
▪ Managers and/or coaches must have background checks approved by the baseball chairman.
JUNE 1 Last day for team registration, purchase of insurance, payment of fees, and background check application. At least 12 players should be entered to the online roster in draft form.
JUNE 5 Deadline to submit Player Transfer Form 76 & Team Declaration Form 77 to District Chairman. All requests must be approved by District Chairman and Region Commissioner. All teams should post a preliminary Online Team Roster.
JUNE 25 Official Online Team Rosters completed→ NO PLAYERS MAY BE ADDED AFTER THIS DATE.
“Team Packet and Team Photo” must be in possession of District Chairman by MIDNIGHT. Packet includes:
– Printout of Official Online Team Roster
– Copies of insurance certificates.
– Copies of all Player Agreement/Information Sheets (Form #2’s).
– Copies of Proof of Age.
➢ For all Dual Roster players, please make duplicate copies of Form 2 & Proof of Age; One for the Senior Team Packet and one for the Junior Team Packet.
JUNE 25 DISTRICT CHAIRMAN informs Region Commissioner by MIDNIGHT of receipt of the “Team Packet” from each team in the district. DISTRICT CHAIRMAN informs Region Commissioner each team’s roster has been checked and roster submitted.
JUNE 30 Deadline for insurance refunds including National and Department fees. There will be no refunds if your team has already played a game.
JULY 1 DISTRICT CHAIRMAN emails one copy of District Rules to Region Commissioner and one copy to Department Headquarters and Department Baseball Chairman. Christie White- firstname.lastname@example.org . Marv Shamhart- email@example.com .
JULY 5 REGION COMMISSIONER informs Department Headquarters by MIDNIGHT each District Chairman has received the “Team Packet” from each team in their district. REGION COMMISSIONER informs Department Headquarters each team’s roster has been submitted and recommends any corrections. Headquarters will provide copies to Department Baseball Chairman.
JULY 13-16 Junior State Tournament: Beavers Field, Lancaster, Ohio
JULY 20 Senior Region Champions must be determined by this date.
JULY 20 Certification of Ohio Region Champions to Department Headquarters by District Chairmen. “Team Packet” of Region Championship Team must be in Department Headquarters via EMAIL or MAIL
JULY 23 Senior Banquet. Crossroads Center 2095 W Fair Ave, Lancaster OH 43130. 6:00PM
JULY 24 Senior Region Champions arrive at the State Tournament site per schedule set by the Department Baseball Commission.
JULY 28 Senior State Tournament: Beavers Field, Lancaster, Ohio
AUGUST 2-6 National Regional Tournament: Midland, Michigan
AUGUST 10-15 American Legion Baseball World Series: Shelby, North Carolina
SEPTEMBER 1 Official end of season & deadline to submit background check applications.
Junior Baseball Tournament – July 13-16 2023
Senior Baseball Banquet – July 23 2023 at 12:00PM
Senior Baseball Tournament – July 24-28 2023
With an alumni base that includes more than half of current Major League Baseball players, American Legion Baseball is one of the most prominent and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in existence.
The program is always growing, and participation is easy.
About 5,000 teams compete each year, so there’s ample opportunity for new players to join, and for coaches who want to start a team. The league also employs a large number of umpires and other volunteers.
General (Forms will be updated as they become available from National Headquarters)
American Legion Baseball Senior Rule Book
American Legion Baseball Junior Rule Book
2023 Baseball Program Donation Form
American Legion Emblem use request form
Request for Emblem Use Online Form
Legion Baseball Liability Warning
Baseball Risk Management Guide
Baseball Scholarship Application
We are looking for sponsors for The American Legion Senior Tournament Program. If teams, parents, local sponsors or community members would like place an ad in the program, please click HERE
Forms (Forms will be updated as they become available from National Headquarters)
HOW TO APPLY FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK:
GO TO THE AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL WEBSITE: https://baseball.legion.org/
1. CLICK ON: Background Checks
2. Follow the instructions on the “Protect Youth Sports” application and when complete hit “submit”
American Legion Baseball is the finest summer baseball program for high school students in Ohio and the nation today. American Legion Baseball serves as the largest source of talent to major league teams of any youth baseball program. In 2022, over 55% of all players on 30 major league team rosters played American Legion Baseball. 2023 marks the 97th year for American Legion Baseball, an enviable anniversary in any field. For these past 96 years American Legion Baseball has strived to maintain the reputation as the highest regarded youth baseball program in the nation.
This year’s senior tournament will kick off on July 24th at Beavers Field in Lancaster Ohio. This tournament is an 8 team, double elimination tournament.
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”
2023 Baseball Commission
- REGION 1 / DISTRICT 1
1010 E 2nd St
Ottawa, OH 45875
- REGION 2 / DISTRICT 2 & 3
Assistant Department Baseball Chairman
162 Marrett Farm Rd
Union, OH 45322
(937) 681-2080 C
- REGION 3 / DISTRICT 5, 13 & 14
1514 W. Bogart Road
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 901-4233- C
- REGION 4 / DISTRICT 6 & 12
Jeff Vrabel Sr
2222 Birch Bark Trl
Grove City, OH 43123
(330) 565-5333- C
- REGION 5 / DISTRICT 4 & 7
400 Northwoods Dr
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 703-9721- C
- REGION 6 / DISTRICT 8
556 Church St
Logan, OH 43138
- REGION 7 / DISTRICT 9 & 10
5398 Overton Rd
Burbank, OH 44214
- REGION 8 / DISTRICT 11
P.O. Box 257
Lowell, OH 45744
2023 District Chairmen
- DISTRICT 1- Bryce Agner
1010 E. 2nd St
Ottawa, OH 45875
- DISTRICT 2- Bill Lonsbury
13181 E Miami Shelby Rd
Piqua, OH 45356
- DISTRICT 3- Sam Miller
4011 Raymark Ct
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 546-6579 C
Region 2 & 3
- DISTRICT 4- Jerry Wilson
329 Harmony Dr
Harrison, OH 45030
- DISTRICT 5- Mike Nye
155 U.S. Highway 23
Fostoria, OH 44830
- DISTRICT 6 – Mel Cantrell
187 Lake Ave
West Mansfield, OH 43358
- DISTRICT 7- Bret Mavis
S.A.L. Asst. 400 Northwoods Dr.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
- DISTRICT 8- Phil Lightfoot
556 Church St
Logan, OH 43138
- DISTRICT 9- VACANT
- DISTRICT 10- VACANT
- DISTRICT 11- Doug Wainwright
103 Rose Lane Dr
Beverly, OH 45715
- DISTRICT 12 – Michael Higgins
1165 Rockwood Pl
Columbus, OH 43229
- DISTRICT 13 – VACANT
- DISTRICT 14 – VACANT
Richard Beeker (deceased) – Region 1 Commissioner – Resigned 2021
Howard Frase – Region 7 Commissioner – Resigned 2020
Chuck Morris – Region 2 Commissioner – Resigned 2020
17 Participating Junior Teams
30 Participating Senior Teams
Last Season’s Results:
Senior Tournament Champion
Harrison/Yeager-Benson Post 199
Senior Tournament Runner-up
Lancaster Post 11
Region 1 – Winner
Region 2 – Winner
Region 3 – Winner
Region 4 – Winner
Region 5 – Winner
Region 6 – Winner
Region 7 – Winner
Region 8 – Winner