IMPORTANT 2022 DATES:


JANUARY 1       http://baseball.legion.org opens for registration and background check application. See (ENTERING A TEAM INTO AMERICAN LEGION COMPETITION [Pages 22 -23] & Background Checks [Pages 14 – 15])

FEBRUARY 20   BASEBALL RULES MEETINGà OHIO BASEBALL RULE!

THIS DEPARTMENT RULES MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SENIOR/JUNIOR OHIO AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL CHAIRMEN. Commission/Chairman 10:30AM- Coaches/Managers 1:00PM

Ø  In the event that a District Chairman cannot attend this meeting, a designated replacement is encouraged.

Ø  FAILURE of a District Chairman or a designated replacement to attend this Rules Meeting may be cause for DISQUALIFICATION of that District for representation in the Department Baseball Tournament. 

THIS DEPARTMENT RULES MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL OHIO AMERICAN LEGION SENIOR OR JUNIOR BASEBALL TEAM MANAGERS. 

-Team Managers or designated team representatives for every American Legion Baseball Team in the Department of Ohio are urged to attend this meeting.

MARCH 31         Deadline to establish player’s legal residence and school enrollment figures.

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” 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

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- programs@ohiolegion.com . Marv Shamhart- shamhart@embarqmail.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   14-17     Junior State Tournament: Beavers Field, Lancaster, Ohio

JULY  21           Senior Region Champions must be determined by this date.

JULY 21            Certification of Ohio Region Champions to Department Headquarters by District Chairmen. “Team Packet” of Region Championship Team must be in Department Headquarters via EMAIL MAIL

JULY  24           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  25 – JULY 29              Senior State Tournament: Beavers Field, Lancaster, Ohio

AUGUST 3-7     National Regional Tournament: Midland, Michigan

AUGUST 11-16   American Legion Baseball World Series: Shelby, North Carolina 

SEPTEMBER 1   Official end of season & deadline to submit background check applications.


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)

2022 Baseball Bracket

Brackets

American Legion Baseball Senior Rule Book

American Legion Baseball Junior Rule Book

2022 Ohio Rules Book

Age Eligibility Chart

2022 Baseball Program Donation Form

American Legion Emblem use request form

Request for Emblem Use Online Form

Legion Baseball Liability Warning

Baseball Ethics

Baseball Risk Management Guide

2022 Baseball Scholarship Application

2021 Tourament Rules and Policies


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 2019, over 55% of all players on 30 major league team rosters played American Legion Baseball. 2021 marks the 95th year for American Legion Baseball, an enviable anniversary in any field. For these past 94 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 31st 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

2022 Baseball Commission

TBD Region 1
Chris Emmons Region 2 937-681-2080 emmons0341@gmail.com
Ted Sturzinger Region 3 419-626-4745 teds1029@bex.net
TBD Region 4
Bret Mavis Region 5 740-703-9721 bretmavis.bm@gmail.com
Phil Lightfoot Region 6 740-603-3758 ncaablu@yahoo.com
BJ Long Region 7 330-263-1489
Jack Hill Region 8 740-896-2566 jack.205@hotmail.com
Marv Shamhart 740-343-3012 shamy2020@outlook.com
Al Beavers 614-653-3646 beaversfield4@gmail.com

2022 District Chairmen

Bryce Ager 1 419-969-4231
William Lonsbury 2 937-654-1434
Elijah Sims 3 937-216-4436 edsims19@gmail.com
Jerry Wilson 4 513-476-1969
Michael Nye 5 419-435-4230
Steve Thorp 6 740-644-1034
Bret Mavis 7 740-73-9721
Phil Lightfoot 8 740-603-3758
Brad Teis 10 330-263-1489
Regis Kern 11 740-350-0897 regiskern@yahoo.com
Michael Higgins 12 614-208-4076
VACANT 13
VACANT 14

Commissioner Emeritus

Howard Frase
Chuck Morris
Richard Beeker

  • Participating Junior Teams:
Beverly post 389/750 coyotes Beverly
Cambridge Post 84 Junior Legion Cambridge
Chillicothe Post 757 Colts Chillicothe
Circleville Post 134 Panthers JR Circleville
Gallipols-Post 27-River City Sluggers Gallipolis
Greenville Post #140 Thunder Greenville
Hillsboro Legion Baseball Post 129 Hillsboro
Lancaster Post 11 Juniors Red Lancaster
Logan Post 78 Logan
Marietta Post 64 Marietta
Ottawa Post 63 Junior Legion Ottawa
Portsmouth Post 23 Portsmouth
POST 0303 MUSTANGS Mc Arthur
Post 217 Blue Sidney
Post 468 – Black Swamp Raiders Sylvania
Post 92 utica Utica
Troy Post 43 Jr. Legion Troy
Waverly Post 142 Jr Shockers Waverly
Wellston post 371 Wellston
Zanesville Post 29 Zanesville
  • Participating Senior Teams:
Adams Post 553 Toledo Hawks Toledo
Athens K.T. Crossen Post 21 Athens
Barnesville Post 168 Barnesville
Beverly/Lowell post 389/750 Beverly
Brilliant Post 573 Brilliant
Cambridge Post 84 Cambridge
Central Ohio Knights Post 457 Columbus
Chillicothe Post 757 Colts Chillicothe
Coshocton Post 65 Cherokees Coshocton
Findlay Post 3 Findlay
Glouster Post 414 Glouster
Greenville Post 140 Greenville
Hillsboro Legion Baseball Post 129 Hillsboro
Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Steubenville
Lancaster Post 11 Lancaster
Marietta Post 64 Marietta
Meigs Post 39 Pomeroy
Napoleon, Post 300, River Bandits Napoleon
New Philadelphia Post 139 Black Sox New Philadelphia
Ohio Bruisers Cowle Post 151 Conneaut
Ottawa Post 63 Fighting 63rd Ottawa
Pemberville Freedom Post 183 Pemberville
Piqua –  Post 184 Piqua
Portsmouth Post 23 Portsmouth
Post 433 Ironton
Post 81 Jackson
Sandusky Post 83 Sandusky
Sidney Post 217 Red Sidney
Sidney Post 217 White Sidney
St. Clairsville Post 159 St. Clairsville
Tiffin Post 169 Sasquatch Tiffin
Utica 92 Utica
Van Wert Post 178 Van Wert
Waverly Post 142 Shockers Waverly
Wayne County Gunslingers, Post 68 Wooster
Yeager-Benson post 199 Cincinnati
Zanesville Post 29 Zanesville

Last Season’s Results:


Senior Tournament Champion

Harrison/Yeager-Benson Post 199

Senior Tournament Runner-up

Conneaut/Cowle Post 151

Region 1 – Winner

Napoleon Post 300

Region 2 – Winner

Sidney Post 217

Region 3 – Winner

Conneaut Post 151

Region 4 – Winner

Utica Post 92

Region 5 – Winner

Harrison Post 199

Region 6 – Winner

Lancaster Post 11

Region 7 – Winner

Jefferson County Teramana (Steubenville) Post 33

Region 8 – Winner

St. Clairsville Post 159