American Legion Baseball
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Newport Harbor Post 291 is sponsoring
Newport Harbor High School for 2012
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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.
Over 10 million have played with 100,000 now playing annually. In the past, players like Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, and yes even Babe Ruth. Ruth was too old when the program started but the Babe ended his life by being the director of American Legion Baseball operations.
Other prominent players include Ryne Sandberg, Roy Campanella, Dusty Baker, Albert Pujois, Greg Maddux,and Chipper Jones. The most notable former player of Legion baseball was Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller. He played for the Variety Post 313 in Iowa . Bob later said, "Legion baseball gave me a chance to be discovered as a pitcher, but also gave me chance to form lifelong friendships, learn to deal with the let down in athletic competition, and become better prepared for the mental and emotional strain of fighting a war."
•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."