Several American Legion Legion Baseball players have been invited to participate in the 2014 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (TOS) in Cary, N.C., June 17-22. Todd Jahnke, a coach for the Hopkins (Minn.) Post 320 Flyers Legion Baseball team, was a Legion Baseball Tournament of Stars coach for 2012-2013. He now serves on the TOS task force. And 11 Legion players who participated in the 2013 TOS were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft:
Also happening in North Carolina is one game of the Friendship Series will take place on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. – home of The American Legion World Series (ALWS). The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and the Chinese Taipei Collegiate National Team will play July 2 at 7 p.m. EDT; tickets are on sale here. The game at Keeter Stadium is a fundraising event for ALWS and part of the Shelby ALWS Executive Committee’s vision to bring outstanding baseball events to Shelby-Cleveland County.
The first game of the Friendship Series is July 1 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. After the July 2 game in Shelby, the teams move to the brand-new BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte where the Charlotte Knights will host a game on July 3. The teams will play the final two games of the series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C., on July 4 and July 5.