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64 teams advance to baseball regionals

From Aug. 5-9, 64 American Legion Baseball teams will compete in their respected division's regional tournaments in hopes of winning their way to The American Legion Baseball World Series. Once regional games get under way Thursday, Aug. 5, baseball fans can follow all the action surrounding the tournaments by checking the game tracker where scores, stats and more will be posted live. And box scores will appear after the games via the Legion Web site.

Each regional tournament champion will advance to The American Legion Baseball World Series, which takes place Aug. 13-18 in Spokane, Wash. Tickets for the World Series games are currently available for purchase for $6 a session per person; there are nine sessions. Additionally, tickets for the evening Banquet of Champions on Aug. 12, featuring Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, can be purchased for $35.

And once again, fans can tune into the Legion's Baseball Web site to watch all 14 games of the World Series live.

Following are the regional tournament sites and teams scheduled to play Aug. 5-9:

Northeast Division
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Pomfret Stadium at Palmer Field
Middletown, Conn.

Southeast Division
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rice, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Dave Hall Field - Columbia State Community College
Columbia, Tenn.

Central Plains Division
(Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,)
Hidden Valley Park
Blue Springs, Mo.

Northwest Division
(Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming)
Patterson Baseball Complex - Washington Trust Field
Spokane, Wash.

Mid-Atlantic Division
(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Owls Field at Ted Palka Park
West Lawn, Pa.

Great Lakes Division
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin)
Grimes Field
Mattoon, Ill.

Mid-South Division
(Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)
AirHogs Quik Trip Park
Grand Prairie, Texas

Western Division
(Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)
Wilson Stadium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas

The above information can also be found online here.



  1. Mr. Quinlan, Nat'l ALB made great strides this year with going "on-line" with the paperwork process for individual team registration. I would like to offer other suggestions that might help make improvements for the future. - Come up with naming standard to differentiate between JR and SR teams. For ex: Post 21 Winchester Post 53 Front Royal Post 72 Warrenton (JR) Post 21 Winchester (JR) Post 53 Front Royal (JR) Post 72 Warrenton - Does Nat'l have any plans to post games results and have district standings with won/loss records? This would help this site become the go to spot for all of ALB info. - Any chance of ALB expanding the roster limits to 20 or 22? This would give more kids a great opportunity to play ALB as there will always be injuries, unforeseen circumstances that nobody can control that might result in players quitting and some leaving to go off to college. Thank you for all you do Jim! Respectfully submitted, Jeff Milburn Winchester
  2. There are 51 Department champions - (Puerto Rico is 51st). Add in 8 host teams and you have 59 teams total. To have an 8 team double elimination tournament (which is a much fair tournament format vs allowg byes), 64 teams are needed. Those states with the most registered team all allowed to send 2nd team to regional. PA 400 team; MN 325 teams; NE 310 teams; NJ 285 teams; WI 240 teams are allowed to send their state runner up to a Regional Tournament. It is the most fairway to handle tournaments.
  3. Why do the states of Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota get two teams in two different regionals for Legion baseball. That doesn't seem fair.
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