American Legion Post 217 Baseball
American Legion Baseball Program
Zone 1 – consists of all of Wayne County
A.L.B.B. is for age groups 14 to 19, there is currently 4 teams in the Downriver area:
Trenton Super Bee’s- coached by Tod Szalka (734-752-1426) they play at Trenton HS field
Fort Dearborn- coached by John Ruselowski (313-561-7799) Eric Jinks (313-657-6885 they play at Dearborn High Schools
Riverview Team- coached by Robert Miller (734-716-9657) they play at Riverview HS
Also a team out of Detroit – coached by Keith Williams their area of play is TBA
The State web site is www.michiganlegion.org/baseball (look for the B.B. tab)
We need coaches and teams to join our Program
The Zone 1 deadline are as follows:
Insurance Deadline is May 15th 2018
Team Entry Deadline is May 15th 2018
The Zone1 A.L.B.B. yr goes from June 1st or after High school playoffs are over, Zone 1 playoffs begin which is July 16th. The State of Mi A.L.B.B. playoff is held in Sault St Marie Mi this year (2018) and run from July 25th-July 29th 2018
There will be Hotel rooms and a meal allowance for teams making the State playoffs.
The Regional playoffs is in Napoleon OH. August 8th-August 12th 2018
The National World Series will be in Shelby NC August 16th-August 21st 2018
This will be televised by ESPN
This Program is a good way of keeping track of your kids during summer break or getting your associate coaches some work as Head coaches, I need not remind you of all the Major Leaguers that have come out of the American Legion Programs! Yogi Berra, Sparky Anderson, Al Kaline,George Kell, Brooks Robinson… these are just a few of the long list of Hall of Famers who played American Legion Baseball.
Please call Zone 1 Chairman Jeff McGinnis 313-550-1070 with any questions or visit the w eb site http://www.michiganlegion.org/baseball.html for all the rules and dates of compliances.
Let’s Play Ball
Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program. During these past seven decades, millions of young players have enjoyed playing baseball. The American Legion and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun.
List your teams, team rosters, schedules, standings and awards.
American Legion Code of Sportsmanship
Keep the Rules; Keep Faith with my teammates; Keep my temper; Keep myself fit; Keep a Stout heart in defeat; Keep my pride under in victory; Keep a sound soul; A clean mind; And a Healthy body
This site is dedicated to providing information about the program to the managers, coaches, and players.