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Graduate of the Year

Each year The American Legion honors a former American Legion Baseball player who is currently playing in the Major Leagues for his character, leadership, playing abilities and community service. Individuals are recommended by their respective post.

2014 Graduate of the Year

Michael Cuddyer - Colorado Rockies

Past Recipients

Chad Billingsley - 2013
Mark Ellis - 2012
Corey Hart - 2011
Brandon Inge - 2010
Lyle Overbay - 2009
Justin Verlander - 2008
Chris Carpenter - 2007
Albert Pujols - 2006
Scott Rolen - 2005
Darin Erstad - 2004
Jeff Bagwell - 2003
Luis Gonzalez - 2002
Todd Stottlemyre - 2001
Chipper Jones - 2000
Steve Finley - 1999
Tony Gwynn - 1998
Mo Vaughn - 1997
Paul Molitor - 1996
Bob Tewksbury - 1995
Greg Maddux - 1994
Billy Swift - 1993
Terry Steinbach - 1992
Sid Bream - 1991
Harold Reynolds - 1990
Alan Trammell - 1989
Roger Clemens - 1988
Don Mattingly - 1987
Dale Murphy - 1986
Jeff Reardon - 1985
Ryne Sandberg - 1984

Andre Thornton - 1983
Jim Sundberg - 1982
Gary Carter - 1981
George Brett - 1980
Mike Flanagan - 1979
Ron Guidry - 1978
Dave Winfield - 1977
Rick Monday - 1976
Carlton Fisk - 1975
Wilbur Wood - 1974
Johnny Bench - 1973
Al Kaline - 1972
Steven Carlton - 1971
Dave McNally - 1970
Harmon Killebrew - 1969
Mickey Lolich - 1968
Carl Yastrzemski - 1967
Frank Robinson - 1966
Eddie Fisher - 1965
Brooks Robinson - 1964
Warren Spahn - 1963
Bobby Richardson - 1962
Stan Musial - 1961
Ted Williams - 1960
Sherman Lollar - 1958