American Legion Baseball Post 22 Hardhats of Rapid City, S.D.

South Dakota PBS documentary profiles Legion Baseball team

As the 2018 American Legion Baseball season gets underway, a documentary profiled the history and success of one Legion Baseball team – Post 22 Hardhats in Rapid City, S.D.

The Post 22 team was featured in a South Dakota PBS documentary that aired last October.

"Dynasty on the Diamond: Post 22 Baseball" highlights the teams 41 state title wins and eight American Legion World Series appearances, including a win in 1993. Throughout the 27-minute documentary, those who have played a large role in the success of the team's history was also captured, which includes former coach Dave Ploof, who passed away in May of 2017.

During Ploof's time as Post 22's head coach from 1965-2011, the Hardhats won 34 state titles. He holds the record for the most wins as a Legion Baseball coach, with more than 3,000.

"Dynasty on the Diamond" also features interviews with Tom Rudebusch, who has announced Post 22 games since 1975, Ploof's wife, and Post 22 baseball coaches, along with photos that document the history of the team.

Watch "Dynasty on the Diamond: Post 22 Baseball" here.