Shrewsbury Post 397 reaches American Legion World Series | Sports


Shrewsbury Post 397 has reached the American Legion Baseball World Series by defeating Greece, NY, 12-4, in the Northeast regional championship game last weekend.

The team is one of eight nationwide to advance from their respective regional tournaments to The American Legion Baseball World Series, which will be played Aug. 11-16 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, NC All 15 games of the 2022 American Legion World Series will be available for viewing via ESPN broadcast or streaming services. Visit The American Legion website forums complete schedule.

American Legion Baseball has taught thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a steppingstone for millions of young people who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level.

Millions of players have lent their talents to American Legion baseball since its founding in 1925, and countless have gone on to play college and professional baseball. Current major league baseball players who participated in American Legion Baseball include: Daniel Bard, Alec Bohm, Jackie Bradley Jr., Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant, Madison Bumgarner, Aaron Civale, JP Crawford, Jacob deGrom, Jake Diekman, Sean Doolittle, JP Feyereisen Joey Gallo, Brad Hand, Bryce Harper, Rich Hill, Tanner Houck, Craig Kimbrel, Jordan Montgomery, Wil Myers, AJ Pollock, Albert Pujols, JT Realmuto, David Robertson, Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Paul Sewald, Daulton Varsho, Justin Verlander, Michael Wacha, Brandon Woodruff and Mike Yastrzemski.

The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization with nearly two million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to service members and veterans.

American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues. Today, the program registers teams in all 50 states plus Canada. Each year young people, ages 13 to 19, participate. Since its inception in 1925, the league has had millions of players, with 83 inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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