Registration is open for 2024 American Legion Baseball season

Teams registered after May 15 may be subject to a Department late fee through the final deadline of June 1

(Navigate HERE to register now)

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Scan the QR code below and fill out the Microsoft Form for anyone interested in participating in Ohio Legion Baseball:

Department of Ohio American Legion Baseball Chairman Chris Emmons, legionbaseball@ohiolegion.com

IMPORTANT 2024 DATES:

TBA


Junior Baseball Tournament – July 18th– 20th, 2024

In lieu of a Senior Baseball Banquet there will be a Family Fun Day event the Friday before the tournament begins – Time TBD

Senior Baseball Tournament – July 26th – July 29th, 2024


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.

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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


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Baseball Resources:

General (Will be updated as they become available from National Headquarters)

2023 Ohio Rules Book

2024 Senior Baseball Tournament Bracket

General Brackets

American Legion Baseball Senior Rule Book

American Legion Baseball Junior Rule Book

2024 Age Eligibility Chart

2024 Baseball ProgramBook Ad Donation Form

American Legion Baseball & ALWS Branding GuidelinesAmerican Legion Emblem use request form / Request for Emblem Use Online Form

Legion Baseball Fan Liability Warning

Baseball Coach Code of Ethics / Player Profile Sheet / Team Rules-suggested

Baseball Risk Management Guide

Form 2 – Player Agreement

Baseball Scholarship Application

Tourament Rules and Policies

Americanism promotional One Sheet for Baseball

2024-2025 Regional Bid RFP


Forms (Forms will be updated as they become available from National Headquarters)


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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 2023, over 55% of all players on 30 major league team rosters played American Legion Baseball. 2024 marks the 98th year for American Legion Baseball, an enviable anniversary in any field. For these past 97 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 26th 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”

-Babe Ruth

2024 BASEBALL COMMITTEE

  • REGION 1 / DISTRICT 1

Bryce Agner

1010 E 2nd St

Ottawa, OH 45875

(419) 969-4231

b-agner@outlook.com

  • REGION 2 / DISTRICT 2 & 3

Department Baseball Chairman

Chris Emmons

162 Marrett Farm Rd

Union, OH 45322

(937) 681-2080 C

emmons0341@gmail.com

  • REGION 3 / DISTRICT 5, 13 & 14

Ted Sturzinger

1514 W. Bogart Road

Sandusky, OH 44870

(419) 901-4233- C

Teds1029@bex.net

  • REGION 4 / DISTRICT 6 & 12

Jeff Vrabel Sr

2222 Birch Bark Trl

Grove City, OH 43123

(330) 565-5333- C

jeffvrabelsr@gmail.com

  • REGION 5 / DISTRICT 4 & 7

Bret Mavis

400 Northwoods Dr

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 703-9721- C

Bretmavis.bm@gmail.com

  • REGION 6 / DISTRICT 8

Phil Lightfoot

556 Church St

Logan, OH 43138

(740) 603-3758

ncaablu@yahoo.com

  • REGION 7 / DISTRICT 9 & 10

BJ Long

5398 Overton Rd

Burbank, OH 44214

(330) 263-1489

Erlong69@yahoo.com

  • REGION 8 / DISTRICT 11

Regis Kern

300 6th St

Marietta, OH 45750

(740) 350-0897

regiswkern@gmail.com

2024 District Chairmen

  • DISTRICT 1- Bryce Agner

1010 E. 2nd St

Ottawa, OH 45875

(419) 969-4231

b-agner@outlook.com

Region 1

  • DISTRICT 2- Bill Lonsbury

13181 E Miami Shelby Rd

Piqua, OH 45356

(937) 654-1430

Lonsbury49@sbcglobal.net

Region 2

  • DISTRICT 3- Sam Miller

4011 Raymark Ct

Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 546-6579 C

bobobc5035@aol.com

Region 2 & 3

  • DISTRICT 4- Jerry Wilson

329 Harmony Dr

Harrison, OH 45030

(513) 476-1969

Jerryw199@yahoo.com

Region 5

  • DISTRICT 5- Mike Nye

155 U.S. Highway 23

Fostoria, OH 44830

(419) 435-4230

Mknye1992@yahoo.com

Region 3

  • DISTRICT 6 – Mel Cantrell

187 Lake Ave

West Mansfield, OH 43358

(937) 644-9923

6thdistrictohio@gmail.com

Region 4

  • DISTRICT 7- Bret Mavis

S.A.L. Asst. 400 Northwoods Dr.

Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 703-9721

Bretmavis.bm@gmail.com

Region 5

  • DISTRICT 8- Phil Lightfoot

556 Church St

Logan, OH 43138

(740) 603-3758

ncaablu@yahoo.com

Region 6

  • DISTRICT 9- VACANT

Region 7

  • DISTRICT 10- VACANT

Region 7

  • DISTRICT 11- Doug Wainwright

103 Rose Lane Dr

Beverly, OH 45715

(740) 984-4136

Dougwainwright389@gmail.com

Region 8

  • DISTRICT 12 – Michael Higgins

1165 Rockwood Pl

Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 208-4076

Mhig984@aol.com

Region 4

  • DISTRICT 13 – VACANT

Region 3

  • DISTRICT 14 – VACANT

Region 3

Commissioner Emeritus

Jack Hill (deceased) – Region 8 Commissioner – passed away while on the 2023 Commission

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

Season Results:


Senior Tournament Champion

Harrison/Yeager-Benson Post 199

Senior Tournament Runner-up

Beverly-Lowell Post 389-750

Region 1 – Winner

Napoleon Post 300

Region 2 – Winner

Sidney Post 217

Region 3 – Winner

Wayne County Post 68

Region 4 – Winner

Utica Post 92

Region 5 – Winner

Harrison Post 199

Region 6 – Winner

Pickerington Post 283

Region 7 – Winner

New Philadelphia Post 139

Region 8 – Winner

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750