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   (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 for all the rules and dates of compliances.

Let’s Play Ball

Jeff McGinnis

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

I will:

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.