Jacob deGrom played for the 2006 Florida Champs and hosted the Southeast Regional that same year. Played shortstop most of Legion Baseball career, wasn’t until college at Stetson University he began pitching. He now pitches for the New York Mets.
An All-Star second baseman and an emerging star for the Twins, Brian Dozier played for Post 49’s Tupelo 49ers in Mississippi from 2002-2005. Dozier's history includes a 20/20 season, a Home Run Derby entry and a Gold Glove finalist nomination.
Current Los Angeles Dodger and former Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis played Legion Baseball from 1992-1995 for coach Dave Ploof at Post 22 in Rapid City, S.D. Ellis is a two-time recipient of the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award, given annually to an Oakland Athletic whose play and conduct best exemplifies the courageous, competitive and inspirational spirit of late Hall-of-Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter. Ellis made his big-league debut in 2002, batting .272 in 98 games.
Named 2004 American Legion Graduate of the Year. A native of Jamestown, N.D., Erstad played American Legion Baseball and hit .495 with 18 homers, 86 RBIs and 21 doubles as a senior. He was the state tournament MVP in both 1991 and 1992 and a three-time all-state pick
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.