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Michael Wacha

Wacha, Michael

After playing American Legion Baseball on a team coached by his father, Tom, in Texarkana, Tex., Michael Wacha was a first-round pick in the 2012 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He went 59-39 over seven seasons with the Cardinals before signing with the New York Mets for the 2020 season. On Dec. 16, 2020, Wacha signed with the Tampa Bay Rays.


Earl Weaver

Weaver, Earl

A 1996 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Earl Weaver led the Baltimore Orioles to the 1970 World Series title and had a winning percentage of .583 (1,480-1,060). He played American Legion Baseball in St. Louis, Mo.


Dick Williams

Williams, Dick

After a 14-year major league career as a player, Dick Williams went on to manage six teams for 21 seasons and became a Hall of Famer in the process. Two consecutive World Series wins for the A's in 1972-73 helped propel Williams to over 1,500 career wins. He played American Legion Baseball in Pasadena, Calif., and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.


Ted Williams

Williams, Ted

A member of the MLB All-Time and All-Century Teams, Ted Williams defined an era of hitting, batting .344 over his career with 521 home runs. The 19-time All-Star earned two MVPs and had two Triple Crowns. He is the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve during two war eras, first training as a reservist aviator in the Navy during World War II. He later was commissioned in the Marines and served in Korea reaching the rank of Captain. Born and raised in San Diego, Calf., Williams was named the 1960 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year.


Brian Wilson

Wilson, Brian

After playing American Legion Baseball for Post 27 in Londonderry, N.H., Brian Wilson went on to earn three All-Star bids and win a World Series title as the closer for the San Francisco Giants.


Dave Winfield

Winfield, Dave

The 1977 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year, Dave Winfield played Legion Baseball for Attucks-Brooks Post 606 in St. Paul, Minn. He was a 12-time All-Star, seven-time Gold Glove Award winner, six-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1992 World Series, doubling in the 11th inning of Game 6 to close the series. Winfield was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.


Wilbur Wood

Wood, Wilbur

The 1974 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year, Wilbur Wood played Legion Baseball for Post 99 in Massachusetts. Wood pitched in the majors for 17 seasons, earning three All-Star nods and twice leading the AL in wins.


Steve Woodard

Woodard, Steve

Steve Woodard played seven seasons in the majors after playing American Legion Baseball for Post 52 in Hartselle, Ala. He has been the color commentator for the American Legion World Series on ESPN3 and ESPNU.


Early Wynn

Wynn, Early

Following a 23-year MLB career with exactly 300 wins, Early Wynn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. The nine-time All-Star was the 1959 Cy Young winner and played American Legion Baseball in Hartford, Ala.