Missouri American Legion Baseball has a rich tradition dating back to the 50's. American Legion Baseball started in 1925. It is the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized nationwide baseball program in the U.S. With over 10 million players since it’s inception. More than 50% of all Major League players and 80% of all college players played American Legion Baseball as a teenager. In 1956 St. Louis Post 245 won the National Championship over New Orleans, LA Post 345. In 1962 St. Louis Post 299 won the National Championship over Honolulu, HI Post 11. Both championships were won in Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1972 Ballwin, MO Post 611 beat Memphis, TN Post 1 for the National title in Memphis, TN. In 1961 St. Louis Post 299 also won the Missouri State Championship. Check out the 2022 MO State Champions on the Baseball page. Missouri American Legion Baseball has been one of the bedrocks of youth sports in this state. Our goal is to continue this rich tradition of sportsmanship, good health, and active citizenship that are at the heart of American Legion Baseball. The State Chairman, Zone Commissioners, and District Managers are committed to helping these young men achieve their goals both in baseball and in life. Join the Tradition and become part of this great history.
Missouri ALB Division 2 Baseball
Creating Opportunities for Competitive Baseball
What is D2 League
This was the first year of the new league.
The New Missouri American Legion Division 2 will be composed of teams with less than a 750-enrollment cap. The Division 1 league, for example, has an enrollment cap of 7,500. The Division 2 league is designed with smaller cities in mind. The idea is to provide a high school in a small town the opportunity to play baseball in the summer without having to compete with the larger D1 communities.
Travel logistics will try to be kept to a minimum of 50 miles. There will be season ending tournaments e.g., Zone and State.
How to get started
Age eligibility will be from 14-18. Why such a large range? Because we are trying to support smaller high schools that may only have 16 or less on the team and their ages may span freshmen to seniors.
Coaches who want to start a team click on the link below and Contact State Chairman Tom Rhoads.
The department will send a new team packet, which includes copies of the state rules, insurance information and registration forms. The Department needs to know of your interest in playing by March 1st, 2023, to set up the leagues geographically around the state.
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2022 MO HOF Inductees
Mike Rooney and Gary Stone.
Left to Right: Mike Rooney, Zone 2 Comm. Jim Moran, Gary Stone.
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