Friday, June 24, 2016

American Legion in High Gear Around Here-- Part 2: Fox Lake Bulldogs Are 4-1

From Wikipedia.

American Legion baseball is amateur baseball played by teenage boys in all fifty states.

The American Legion Department of South Dakota established it in 1925 in Millbank, South Dakota.  The inaugural season was in 1926.  According to the American Legion:  "The purpose is to give young men an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun."

The states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin are in the Great Lakes Division.

Illinois has 84 teams, Minnesota the most with 320, Hawaii 2 and Alaska 1.

The National Champs in 2013 and 2014 was Brooklawn, New Jersey, Post 72.


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