Eight senior American Legion Baseball teams qualified for the 2010 Legion World Series after winning their respective division's regional tournaments.
The World Series opening ceremony begins Aug. 13 in Spokane, Wash., at Avista Stadium, where Jill Druskis, the Legion's Americanism/Children & Youth director, will throw out the first pitch.
Follow the 2010 Legion World Series teams in action Aug. 13-17 by visiting the Legion's Baseball site, where all 14 games will be streamed live. The first game gets under way live at 1 p.m. (EST).
The following are the eight American Legion World Series teams.Northeast Division - Branford, Conn.; sponsored by American Legion Post 83.Southeast Division - Kernersville, N.C.; sponsored by Loflin Concrete.Central Plains Division - Eden Prairie, Minn.; sponsored by Eden Prairie Baseball Association.Northwest Division - Roseburg, Ore., "Doc Stewarts;" sponsored by Post 16.Mid-Atlantic Division - Chesapeake, Va.; sponsored by Great Bridge Post 280.Great Lakes Division - Moline, Ill.; sponsored by Post 246.Mid-South Division - Midwest City, Okla., "Outlaws;" sponsored by Post 170Western Division - Las Vegas, "Lions Legion Baseball Club-Gold;" sponsored by Nevada Youth Baseball Association and BMI Post 40.
Former Major League Baseball All-Star Jeff Kent will be among the announcers, along with longtime Legion Baseball supporter Jim Darby. Special visits from past Major League greats and American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill of Florida are also scheduled during the webcast.
The American Legion Web site will also have box scores, statistics, interviews and photos from the tournament.