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American Legion Baseball Tryouts

May 5th, James Clemens High School

The Madison American Legion Post 229 is seeking to sponsor one or more baseball teams in the Madison area.  Depending on player interest, availability of coaches and ball fields we hope to have a team in each of the three American Legion defined age categories. 

Team tryouts will be held on the 5th of May at 2 pm at the James Clemens baseball field, 11306 County Line Road, Madison with a rain date of Tuesday 7 May at 6 pm. 

American Legion Baseball has an alumni base that includes more than half of current Major League Baseball players, American Legion Baseball is one of the most prominent and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in existence.

The program is always growing and participation is easy so there’s ample opportunity for new players to join, for coaches who want to start a team, for umpires, and for individuals or groups interested in volunteering. 

American Legion Baseball has a long history in Alabama. The league strives to provide a good mix of flexible schedules and good competition. The season typically begins after the academic school year ends which is near the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The state tournament is normally held in mid-July. The possibility of advancing to the American Legion World Series tournament is available to teams that can advance through the tournament levels. The season offers both full and part time play. The program has league focused teams, tournament teams and hybrid organizations.

Regular season and tournament games are held within the State of Alabama. The American Legion is run as a not for profit league with the goal of improving our young people within a positive, competitive environment while preparing our players for high school and collegiate level play.

 

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