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Free admission to National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

Free admission to National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

American Legion members who purchase tickets to the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, N.Y., will receive free admission to the museum.

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Yankees visit West Point for exhibition game

Yankees visit West Point for exhibition game

The Army Black Knights battled on the field at Johnson Stadium against the New York Yankees; two teams that feature former Legion Baseball players.

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MLB player has Legion Baseball jersey retired

MLB player has Legion Baseball jersey retired

Jordan Zimmermann’s No. 23 Blue Devils Post 54 jersey will be on display at Hackman Field in Marshfield, Wis.

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World Baseball Classic features Legion alumni

World Baseball Classic features Legion alumni

Five Legion Baseball alumni players are competing in the international baseball tournament on Team USA.

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World Series $1 million challenge

World Series $1 million challenge

An anonymous donor is challenging Shelby, N.C., to match a $1 million gift that will help with upgrades to Keeter Stadium, home of the Legion World Series.

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Baseball team delivers gifts to veterans

Baseball team delivers gifts to veterans

For the eighth consecutive year, the Colchester Cannons American Legion Baseball team from Vermont participated in a community service project at a nearby VA hospital.

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Legionnaire’s longtime goal accomplished

Legionnaire’s longtime goal accomplished

Within months after opening its doors, Post 281 in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., supported and sponsored two Legion Baseball teams.

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Baseball background checks mandated

Baseball background checks mandated

A background check screening for American Legion Baseball coaches, managers and volunteer staff will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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World Series champs earn more recognition

World Series champs earn more recognition

New Orleans Post 125 players and coaches recognized during the MLB World Series in San Francisco.

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Shelby receives World Series through 2019

Shelby receives World Series through 2019

Shelby’s contract to host The American Legion World Series has been extended thanks to the community’s outstanding performance for the past two years.

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'Everyone and everything was great!'

'Everyone and everything was great!'

American Legion Baseball parent writes letter praising city of Shelby, N.C., and everyone involved in 2012 World Series.

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Legion honors Dodgers player

Legion honors Dodgers player

Los Angeles second baseman Mark Ellis is the Legion’s Graduate of the Year for 2012.

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Louisiana becomes wooden-bat league

Louisiana becomes wooden-bat league

Legion Baseball senior league teams in Louisiana switched to wood bats, including the 2012 Legion World Series championship team.

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Rays pay tribute to Legion Baseball

Rays pay tribute to Legion Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon used a lull in the season to honor Legion ball and give his players a rest.

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2012 World Series champs: New Orleans

2012 World Series champs: New Orleans

New Orleans Post 125 shutout Brooklawn, N.J., 4-0, to capture its first championship in 52 years.

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Legion All-Academic Team announced

Legion All-Academic Team announced

Nine players who earned scholarships for their scholastic achievements were recognized at the Legion World Series.

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Final game is New Orleans vs. New Jersey

Final game is New Orleans vs. New Jersey

Legion World Series championship game is: New Orleans vs. Brooklawn, N.J. Game will start at 8 p.m. EDT.

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World Series Day 3: Four teams remain

World Series Day 3: Four teams remain

New Jersey vs. Nebraska will begin at 5 p.m. (EDT) today and New Orleans vs. Washington will begin at 8 p.m. (EDT).

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World Series Day 2: Eliminations, comebacks

World Series Day 2: Eliminations, comebacks

Rain postponed Game 8, Washington vs. New Jersey, to 10 a.m. (EDT) today.

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World Series Day 1: Victories, losses

World Series Day 1: Victories, losses

Tough defense and top hitters bring opening wins for four teams; Day 2 games begin at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

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World Series teams ready for game-time

World Series teams ready for game-time

Thursday evening, Legion Baseball players enjoyed a banquet in their honor, as well as a country music concert.

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Unbridled enthusiasm in Shelby

Unbridled enthusiasm in Shelby

National Commander Fang A. Wong’s welcome to site of American Legion World Series includes banquet in his honor featuring country music artist Lee Greenwood.

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Watch World Series games live on ESPN3

Watch World Series games live on ESPN3

ESPN3.com is live streaming all 15 games; get direct access to the games here.

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Eight teams en route to World Series

Eight teams en route to World Series

The field is set for the 2012 American Legion Baseball World Series, which takes place Aug. 17-21.

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Legion players invited to recruiting seminar

Legion players invited to recruiting seminar

Baseball Factory is hosting a college recruiting seminar on Aug. 16 in Shelby, N.C., to help kick off the Legion World Series.

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Legion World Series schedule of events

Legion World Series schedule of events

Regional tournaments going on now; World Series games get under way Aug. 17.

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64 baseball teams advance to regionals

64 baseball teams advance to regionals

American Legion Baseball regional tournaments get under way Aug. 8-13.

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Ohio baseball team gives back to veterans

Ohio baseball team gives back to veterans

The Strongsville Dirtbags Legion Baseball team honors veterans through their volunteer efforts, annual picnic and jerseys.

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Legion post receives $10,000 donation

Legion post receives $10,000 donation

An anonymous donor gives back to the post who sponsored their son’s Legion Baseball team, Albert Atkinson Doylestown Post 210 in Pennsylvania.

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ESPN3 to show Legion World Series

ESPN3 to show Legion World Series

All 15 games of The American Legion Baseball World Series will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.

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