About American Legion Baseball & FAQ’s
How did our local team do last year?
The Edwardsville Post 199/Alton Post 126 team finished 2nd in the regional competition just one win away from advancing to the World Series.
Who plays on these teams?
Teams will feature graduating high school seniors and college aged freshman from Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
Any suggestions on places to stay and places to visit?
We highly recommend our sponsor and official home our tournament umpires, Edwardsville’s Holiday Inn Express.
Book online or call:
1000 Plummer Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PURPOSE
To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.
To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves feelings of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.
To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth.
To build the nation’s future through our youth.
The tournament provides a competitive outlet for teenage youth and at the same time honors our military and veteran community and the sacrifices they have made for our country.
What: Eight teams from 6 Midwestern sates will be competing in the Great Lakes Regional and features a total of 15 games throughout the week.
It is a double elimination format event, with the winner advancing as one of the eight final teams competing in the Amercian Legion World Series. We will welcome eight teams from six states competing for a bid to the National World Series. the champions will advance to the American Legion World Series (ALWS) to be held in Shelby, NC and televised on ESPN.
When: Tuesday August 2 to Sunday August 7
Where: SIUE basecall field in Edwardsville, IL
Simmons Baseball Complex/Roy Lee Field located on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville off of New Poag Road in Edwardsville