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.
Call us today to inquire about out Somerset American Legion Baseball Team! Players can only sign up for the post that is the shortest driving distance from their residence. However, some exceptions exist. A player whose parents are living separately can declare either parent’s home as his main residence. Additionally, a player who is attending a private school has the option of enrolling with the post closest to his school; in this situation, a Team Declaration Form (Form 77) must be filled out.
Players who are cut from a team, or try out but don’t make the roster, can play for the post that is the next-shortest driving distance from their residence. If a player doesn’t make that team, he can try out with the next-closest post. He can continue until he finds a team to join.
Legion Baseball can always use your help!! Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways, ranging from statisticians to serving Gatorade during games! For more information, contact us!