MEMORANDUM FOR: Commissioners and District Chairmen

SUBJECT:  American Legion Baseball

  1. This memorandum is to notify all Department Commissioners, District Baseball Chairmen, and Department Staff about the Department Baseball Meeting being held Sunday February 19th, 2023, at the American Legion Department of Ohio Headquarters, located at 60 Big Run Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
  1. Report time for Department Commissioners and District Chairmen is 10:30 a.m.
  1. Report time for Coaches and Managers is 1:00 p.m.
  1. Point of contact for this memorandum is Christie White, Americanism and Children & Youth Coordinator at 740-513-5199 or e-mail at
  1. Department Baseball Chairman is Marv Shamhart.     Phone- 740-343-3012     E-Mail-
  1. Please make sure to visit the Baseball website at for all dates, rulebooks and forms.




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


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

* Recommended changes to the 2022 American Legion Baseball Rule Book *

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)



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 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

2023 Baseball Commission



Region 1 419-969-4231
Chris Emmons Region 2 937-681-2080
Ted Sturzinger Region 3 419-626-4745
Jeff Vrabel Sr. Region 4
Bret Mavis Region 5 740-703-9721
Phil Lightfoot Region 6 740-603-3758
BJ Long Region 7 330-263-1489
Jack Hill Region 8 740-896-2566
Marv Shamhart 740-343-3012
Al Beavers 614-653-3646

2023 District Chairmen

Bryce Agner 1 419-969-4231
William Lonsbury 2 937-654-1434
Sam Miller 3 937-898-9853
Jerry Wilson 4 513-476-1969
Michael Nye 5 419-435-4230
Mel Cantrell 6 937-355-0079
Bret Mavis 7 740-775-9806
Phil Lightfoot 8 740-603-3758
Vacant 10
Wainwright Doug 11
Michael Higgins 12 614-208-4076
Vacant 13
Vacant 14

Commissioner Emeritus

  • 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

This Season’s Results:

Senior Tournament Champion

Harrison/Yeager-Benson Post 199

Senior Tournament Runner-up

Lancaster Post 11

Region 1 – Winner

Napoleon Post 300

Region 2 – Winner

Sidney Post 217

Region 3 – Winner

 Tiffin Post 169

Region 4 – Winner

Utica Post 92

Region 5 – Winner

Harrison Post 199

Region 6 – Winner

Lancaster Post 11

Region 7 – Winner

New Philadelphia Post 139

Region 8 – Winner

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750