The first American Legion alumnus inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Feller played Legion Baseball in Iowa from the age of 10. He was in the Major Leagues by age 17 and spent 18 fantastic years in the Majors on his way to a first ballot Hall of Fame induction. Feller became the first American athlete to enlist after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and served in the Navy for four years before becoming a Legionnaire. A true role model, Feller's name adorns the Legion's award for the best pitcher.
The 1964 Legion Player of the Year for Upland Post 73 (Calif.), Fingers went on to a Hall of Fame career in the Majors, including an MVP, World Series MVP, Cy Young, three World Series wins and seven All Star appearances.