Wilmington, Del., Post 1 celebrates after winning the 2018 American Legion World Series championship game at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Photo by Lucas Carter / The American Legion.

Legion World Series champions to attend Fall Classic and aid Play Ball clinic

Recently crowned American Legion World Series champions, the Post 1 squad from Wilmington, Del., will attend Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series in Los Angeles this weekend.

In addition, the players will aid in a Play Ball clinic at Dreamfield at Bishop Canyon.

Play Ball is a committed effort to spark widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.

Play Ball events are a fun, fast-paced, baseball/softball activity designed for participants between the ages of 5 to 13. No previous baseball/softball experience is necessary.

This is the second consecutive World Series where the American Legion Baseball champion has been invited to participate. Last year, in Houston, Henderson, Nev., Post 40 coached hundreds of young aspiring baseball players.

“A big reason why we do this is because we believe that getting kids to get involved when they’re young lets them take away enjoyment of the game,” said Tony Reagins, senior vice president for MLB Youth Programs, after last year’s event. “A big part of making this all work is the volunteers and clinicians that operate the stations that we put forth at each event. We’re grateful for the opportunity to have them come out.”

To register for the clinic, visit the Play Ball clinic registration page here.