Brian Dozier shares his Legion Baseball experience
Minnesota Twins’ infielder Brian Dozier is an emerging star in Major League Baseball. In a breakout 2015 season, Dozier led the Twins in home runs (28) and runs scored (101) while earning a spot in the All-Star Game.
Ten years earlier, Dozier was finishing up his final season in American Legion Baseball. Dozier fondly remembers his four seasons with American Legion Post 49’s Tupelo 49ers in Mississippi. Dozier said he got to meet a lot of “amazing people” that he remains in touch with years later. “Relationships are what drive everything – especially in the game of baseball,” Dozier said. “A part of your development in all sports is the way you interact with your teammates … and have the opportunity to form that kind of unity and team like we did with American Legion (Baseball). That’s just as important as learning to field a ground ball.”