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South Carolina's Hawkins Player of the Year

South Carolina's Hawkins Player of the Year

Chapin-Newberry (S.C.) Post 193 shortstop Justin Hawkins wins George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year Award.

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South Carolina saves its best for last

South Carolina saves its best for last

Chapin-Newberry Post 193 jumps out early to down New Orleans for the American Legion World Series championship.

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All-Academic Team announced

All-Academic Team announced

Each team member receives $2,500 scholarship; overall top academic player awarded $5,000 scholarship.

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Former Legion player back to root for team

Former Legion player back to root for team

Billy O'Dell, who spent 13 seasons pitching in Major League Baseball, was on hand Monday night to watch his former South Carolina team advance to the finals.

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Closest ALWS ever down to final game

Closest ALWS ever down to final game

Retif Oil of New Orleans will face Chapin-Newberry (S.C.) Post 193 for the American Legion World Series title at 7:30 p.m. tonight on ESPNU.

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South Carolina, New Orleans earn spots in final

South Carolina, New Orleans earn spots in final

Chapin-Newberry Post 193 rallies in top of ninth inning, Retif Oil does same in bottom of 10th to clinch spots in American Legion World Series championship.

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ALWS heads to semifinals

ALWS heads to semifinals

Oregon faces South Carolina and Louisiana takes on New Jersey in the semifinals of an American Legion World Series marked by one-run games.

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ALWS Day 4: South Carolina, New Jersey rally to advance

ALWS Day 4: South Carolina, New Jersey rally to advance

Chapin-Newberry and Brooklawn both rally late to clinch semifinal berths; New Orleans wins pool with perfect record.

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Big matchups on ALWS Day 4 schedule

Big matchups on ALWS Day 4 schedule

Final three spots in Monday's semifinals up for grabs.

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ALWS Day 3: Medford clinches semifinal spot

ALWS Day 3: Medford clinches semifinal spot

Medford, Ore., finishes 3-0 in pool play; New Orleans moves to 2-0, while two-time defending champ Brooklawn, N.J., bounces back in a big way.

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ALWS Day 2: Hess sparks New Orleans win

ALWS Day 2: Hess sparks New Orleans win

Retif Oil right fielder shines in the field, at the plate in leading his team to opening win.

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Deafness doesn't slow down S.C. sparkplug

Deafness doesn't slow down S.C. sparkplug

Born deaf, Chapin-Newberry Post 193's Danton Hyman is a leader on and off the field for his squad.

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ALWS Day 1: Medford knocks off defending champs

ALWS Day 1: Medford knocks off defending champs

Oregon Post 15 pitcher Jordan Ragan's gutty effort leads squad past Brooklawn (N.J.) Post 72; Michigan, Hawaii also pick up wins.

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Back where he belongs

Back where he belongs

Longtime World Series PA announcer Dick Jonckowski has returned to Shelby after missing last year because of cancer.

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Keeping an eye on his former team

Keeping an eye on his former team

Former Legion Baseball player Brian Duensing, now with the Minnesota Twins, is a big supporter of Omaha (Neb.) 52’s Patriots Post 374.

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Plenty of pedigree in ALWS field

Plenty of pedigree in ALWS field

Teams in American Legion World Series have combined for six national titles, four runner-up finishes.

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Brooklawn eyeing ALWS history

Brooklawn eyeing ALWS history

New Jersey team has won previous two American Legion World Series titles; no team has ever captured a threepeat.

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A permanent tribute

A permanent tribute

Statue unveiled at Keeter Stadium in Shelby honoring longtime National Executive Committeeman Jerry Hedrick.

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2015 Legion World Series field set

2015 Legion World Series field set

Among the eight teams include defending champions Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72; 2014 runner-up Midland, Mich., Post 165; 2012 champions New Orleans Post 125; and Waipahu, Hawaii, for their fourth appearance in Shelby, N.C.

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Follow regionals, World Series on Legion Baseball app

Follow regionals, World Series on Legion Baseball app

The free app allows fans to follow scores, video highlights and more of the regional tournaments and World Series.

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64 Legion teams compete for World Series spots

64 Legion teams compete for World Series spots

American Legion Baseball regional tournaments begin Aug. 5; one team from each region will advance to the World Series in Shelby, N.C., Aug. 13-18.

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More than a game

American Legion Baseball alumni say the program hones talent, forges friendships and teaches life lessons.

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Navy veteran pitches his way to the major leagues

Navy veteran pitches his way to the major leagues

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Mitch Harris is the first Naval Academy graduate to appear in the bigs in 94 years.

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Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

The conferences get underway in September.

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Mets player finally receives his Legion award

Mets player finally receives his Legion award

Michael Cuddyer was presented the 2014 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year award on June 11.

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Gordon presented Legion Baseball Grad of the Year award

Gordon presented Legion Baseball Grad of the Year award

Kansas City Royals standout honored prior to June 6 game with Texas Rangers.

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Museum providing free admission during AL World Series

Museum providing free admission during AL World Series

Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C., will offer free admission for all active-duty military personnel and veterans during American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Legion player of year visits Cooperstown

Legion player of year visits Cooperstown

Sean Breen from Brooklawn, N.J., met major-leaguers and Hall-of-Famer Rollie Fingers during trip to National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Marucci gives discount to Legion teams, players

Marucci gives discount to Legion teams, players

Official license partnership provides special rate for company's famous wood bats and other products.

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ALWS featured on 'Life in the Carolinas'

ALWS featured on 'Life in the Carolinas'

Local television show highlights the American Legion World Series and all of its pageantries in special episode.

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