Named 2003 American Legion Graduate of the Year. Played for Post 75 in Middletown, CT. The 1994 NL MVP and 1991 Rookie of the Year, Bagwell was a career Astro, playing from 1991-2005 in Houston. The four-time All-Star was a feared hitter, becoming the only player in MLB history to go six consecutive seasons with 30 HRs, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 100 walks.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Joe Beimel played Legion Baseball for Post 511 in Kersey, Pa. He made his big-league debut as a starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 8, 2001. Beimel has also played for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.
Tim Belcher played on the 1980 Department of Ohio State Champion's Ashley Post 518. During his 14-year baseball career, Belcher pitched from 1987–2000 for seven different ballclubs. Belcher was a member of the 1988 Dodgers team that won the World Series
A Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Yankees legend and World War II veteran, Berra was one of the most prominent figures in baseball history. Berra played Legion Baseball with Fred W. Stockholm Post 245 in St. Louis and went on to one of the most historic careers in the history of the sport. As a player and manager, Berra appeared in 21 World Series, earning 13 rings in the process. A three-time AL Most Valuable Player and 18-time All-Star, Berra was one of the best catchers in the history of the game and was rewarded with enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Retired Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley played Legion Baseball from 2000-2002 for Post 300 in Napoleon, Ohio. He won the Bob Feller Pitching Award in 2001 and helped lead the Napoleon River Bandits to the World Series. Billingsley made his big-league debut June 15, 2006, and was a Major League Baseball All Star in 2009.