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The American Legion Baseball Slugger

Since 1945, the American Legion has presented a slugger trophy to the player with the highest batting average during national competition.

The 2014 American Legion Baseball Slugger

Sean Breen, Post 72, Brooklawn, NJ with a .575 batting average

Past Recipients

2013 Anthony Harrold, Post 72, Brooklawn, NJ (.529)
2012 Evan Ryan, NE (.571)
2011 Dylan Huskey, Gaffney, SC (.500)
2010 Jake Hager, Las Vegas (.476)
2009 T.J. White, Las Vegas (.559)
2008 Brandon Bass, Omaha, Neb. (.576)
2007 Kevin Hussey, Tucson, Ariz. (.533)
2006 Brady Shoemaker, Terre Haute, Ind. (.523)
2005 Mike Tamsin, Post 83, Branford, Conn. (.538)
2004 Tommy Cauley, Deland, Fla. (.500)
2003 Andy Console, Post 149, Haddon Heights, N.J. (.514)
2002 Josh Sowell, Post 12, Dothan, Ala. (.553)
2001 Richard Chinn, Post 246, Danville, Calif. (.538)
2000 Matt Ryan, Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J. (.547)
1999 Kenny Judd, Post 111, Edmond, Okla. (.552)
1998 Chad Opel, Post 199, Edwardsville, Ill. (.632)
1997 Scott Deopere of Post 200, Rock Island, Ill. (.512)
1996 Bryce Gehlen, Post 176, Vancouver, Wash. (.514)
1995 Jason Adaro, Aiea Legion Baseball, Aiea, Hawaii (.488)
1994 Bob Barth, Jr., Brooklawn Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J. (.438)
1993 Ryan Merritt, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D. (.490)
1992 Brannon Weigel, Gilbert C. Grafton Post 2, Fargo, N.D. (.448)
1992 Ryan Kritscher, Newbury Park Oaks, Newbury Park, Calif. (.448)
1991 Bob Pailthorpe, Union City Post 837, Union City, Calif. (.585)
1990 Brett O'Dea, Cummings-Behlke Post 226, Mayo, Md. (.514)
1989 Del Marine, Woodland Hills Post 826, Woodland Hills, Calif. (.459)
1988 Scott Hughes, George W. Budde Post 507, Cincinnati (.465)
1987 Brad Dolejsi, Clark Tinker Post 170, Midwest City, Okla. (.432)
1986 Mitch Hannahs, Community Post 66, Maynard, Ohio (.486)
1985 Gregg Olson, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb. (.500)
1985 Steve Nelson, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb. (.500)
1985 Bobby Jones, Carmichael Elks, Sacramento (.500)
1984 Jon D. Bradley, Memphis Post 1, Millington, Tenn. (.461)
1983 Reynaldo Martinez, Orleans East Post 367, New Orleans (.566)
1982 Ivan S. Snyder, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa. (.600)
1981 Roger Hulse, Carson-Wilson Post 1, Tulsa, Okla. (.478)
1980 Cedric Gray, Palo Alto Post 375, Palo Alto, Calif. (.567)
1979 Steven P. Wolff, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D. (.423)
1978 Douglas J. Palmer, Ben J. Seifert Post 132, New Ulm, Minn. (.659)
1977 William F. Schell, South Bend Post 50, South Bend, Ind. (.441)
1976 David C. Stokes, Metairie Post 175, Metairie, La. (.402)
1975 Arnulfo Camacho, Nieves Carrillo Post 113, San Juan, Puerto Rico (.417)
1974 Edwin C. Lopez, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (.433)
1973 Carlos S. Rodriguez, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (.435)
1972 Keith A. Kauerz, Memphis Post 1, Memphis (.583)
1971 Rodney D. Walton, Frank Lute, Jr.-John C. Post 1, Phoenix (.548)
1970 Ronald L. Brown, Frank Lute, Jr.-John C. Greenway Post 1, Phoenix (.429)
1969 John D. Adeimy, Palm Beach Post 12, West Palm Beach, Fla. (.513)
1968 Martin A. Dominguez, Churchmens Post 235, San Antonio (.409)
1967 Joseph Cherico, Joseph B. Stahl Memorial Post 30, New Castle, Del. (.514)
1966 Ronald N. Harris, Adelphia Post 38, Washington, D.C. (.406)
1965 Roland A. Goulet, Jr., Ryan-Scammon Post 36, Berlin, N.H. (.542)
1964 Roland G. Fingers, Upland Post 73, Upland, Calif. (.450)
1963 Jerry Mattingly, Funkhouser Post 8, Evansville, Ind. (.413)
1962 Fred C. Balmer, Hampton Road Post 31, Hampton, Va. (.553)
1961 Kenneth McEwen, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb. (.548)
1960 Robert M. Fry, Yellowstone Post 4, Billings, Mont. (.417)
1959 Louis Webb, Frank Luke, Jr.-John C. Greenway Post 1, Phoenix(.478)
1958 Kenneth Peters, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati (.420)
1957 Fred Fox, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati (.412)
1956 Lawrence Goudy, Fred W. Stockham Post 245, St. Louis (.449)
1955 Richard Hergenrader, Lincoln Post 3, Lincoln, Neb. (.389)
1954 Jim Galasso, Downtown Post 492, San Diego (.375)
1954 Jack Hopper, Gaston Post 23, Gastonia, N.C. (.375)
1953 Charles Selinger, Winnetka Post 10, Winnetka, Ill. (.457)
1952 Horace Tucker, Jr., Fighting Bob Evans Post 364, San Diego (.452)
1951 Grover Jones, Jr., White Plains Post 135, White Plains, N.Y. (.408)
1950 J. W. Porter, Captain Bill Erwin Post 337, Oakland, Calif. (.448)
1949 J. W. Porter, Captain Bill Erwin Post 337, Oakland, Calif. (.551)
1948 Don Hunter, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb. (.397)
1947 George Moeller, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati (.500)
1946 Victor Kauffman, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati (.467)
1945 Lee Carrey, Morgan McDermott Post 7, Tucson, Ariz. (.400)