The Texas Rangers won’t be the only team from the Lone Star State at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.
Players and coaches from the 2023 American Legion World Series champions from League City (Texas) Post 554 will be guests of Major League Baseball at Game 2 of the 119th World Series. Post 554 became the first ALWS champions from the state of Texas with a 1-0 win over Lincoln (Neb.) Post 3 in August in Shelby, N.C.
Earlier in the day, League City players and coaches are scheduled to participate in a Play Ball event at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy. Play Ball is a committed effort to spark widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth.
The Rangers are seeking their first World Series title in the franchise’s third appearance, and first since 2011. Among their key players is 2023 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year Corey Seager (Post 115/Kannapolis, N.C.). He’s batting .333 with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs this postseason.
Texas will face the Arizona Diamondbacks, who rallied from a 2-0 series deficit to Philadelphia to win the National League Championship Series. This will be Arizona’s second World Series appearance; the Diamondbacks won the 2001 title in just their fourth year of existence.
Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald, who played for the 2008 ALWS champions from Las Vegas, has six saves during this year’s playoffs — just one shy of tying the record for most saves in a single postseason.
The schedule for the World Series (all games at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, schedule subject to change):
Game 1: Arizona at Texas, Oct. 27
Game 2: Arizona at Texas, Oct. 28
Game 3: Texas at Arizona, Oct. 30
Game 4: Texas at Arizona, Oct. 31
Game 5: Texas at Arizona, Nov. 1, if necessary
Game 6: Arizona at Texas, Nov. 3, if necessary
Game 7: Arizona at Texas, Nov. 4, if necessary