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Series webcast audience soars

Through 13 games, The American Legion Baseball World Series live webcast drew an Internet audience of more than 97,000 unique viewers worldwide on The American Legion Baseball site. With one and possibly two more games to play in the title round of the tournament at Spokane, Wash., the number of unique viewers is expected to pass the 100,000 mark - more than five times the audience that tuned in last year, the first time the tournament was streamed live on the Legion Web site.

The championship game today between Midwest City, Okla., and Eden Prairie, Minn., will air at 7 p.m. EST. If Midwest City wins that game, a second will be streamed live at 10 p.m. EST, and the champion will be crowned.

The webcasts generated more than 2.8 million viewer minutes between Friday and Monday.


  1. Legion baseball reps are only concerned with taking your hard earned money. It is the worst youth sport organization out there. The reps travel around the country drinking and eating on your dime. All American Legion Posts should be ashamed of the BB division actions.
  2. Legion baseball in Lake Stevens Washington is a joke. There were tryouts to which my son made the team. I paid the $1500 for the season. They stacked 18 boys on one team and I traveled to all games to watch my son sit on the bench. Quarter way thru the season I told the coach I didn't pay for him to sit on the bench. He said it would change and would start playing more. It didn't. Although his son probably missed no more than nine innings all season. If my son wasn't good enough to play he shouldn't have made thru the tryouts...and If there would've been expert training to go with it I might have considered it worth it. The coaching and training was no better than Little League. I asked for a refund and of course they wouldn't. they would not refund my money. They ended in last place with three or four wins. I contacted the State head, Don Hays who insisted he would investigate. Yet I had to re-contact him for updates several times without response. He finally just blew me off which actually didn't surprise me. On top of that I never saw an American flag at any game and more importantly they did not mention or honor Vets on Veterans Day. This is a piss poor organization that will gladly take your money for nothing. It's unfortunate that the legion allows this. I will also not support any other A.L. function.
  3. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but I believe you have the pairings listed wrong on the website. Don't the teams play everyone in their respective pool? In the "west" division, you have the Central Plains team playing the Western team twice without playing the northwest team. The Northwest team is playing the Mid-South twice.
  4. I have moved here from out of state to find Mo Legion ball is the worst, i have contacted over 4 coachs without a call back,then the 5th coach said if he doesnt throw 90mph fast ball or hit homers everytime he wouldnt even look at him. There is no open try out, you dont know what is in your backyard without offering try outs with no less then 5-7 coachs. The parents ive talked to states thats why their kids play soccer, more leagues and try outs. I even heard one family played legion ball and put three boys through college, the 4th plays soccer, The dad states that soccer should be America's past time, since the good ole boy system has taken over Mo Legion Baseball!!!!!
  5. Sorry to hear that Mike. It seems the problem is systemic. Unfortunately, as long as they can dupe people from their money it will continue.
  6. Congrats to the Outlaws. This was a nice ALWS, and watching the streamed video of the games was great. Now that the ALWS will be in Shelby, NC on a permanent basis perhaps the tournament can garner some attention from ESPN. Keep up the good work!
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