Legion Baseball Voices

A North Dakota American Legion Baseball blog

New in 2022: Scholarships

Beginning this year, North Dakota American Legion Baseball will award three scholarships in 2022.

Scholarships for $1,000 each will be awarded in each division (Class AA, Class A and Class B) of North Dakota American Legion Baseball.


Looking Back and Looking Ahead

As we get ready for the 2022 North Dakota American Legion Baseball Season, it’s a good time to look back at some of the highlights from the 2021 season.

We crowned three state champs

The Class B Championship was by LaMoure-Post 19

                                                2nd Place Oakes-Post 36

The Class A Championship was by Wahpeton-Post 20

                                                2nd Place Jamestown-Post 137

The Class AA Championship was won by West Fargo

                                                2nd Place Post 400-Fargo

West Fargo and Post 400 advanced to the Central Plains American Legion Baseball Regional Tournament, with Post 400 winning the tournament and advancing to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC.

Thanks for your participation in the 2021 North Dakota American Legion Baseball Season. American Legion Baseball is the most successful and visible youth program of the American Legion.  The goals of American Legion Baseball are the development of team discipline, individual character, and leadership development in young people.

Good Luck to all teams in the 2022 season, and thanks for you support of American Legion Baseball.

You call always reach out to us at northdakotalegionbaseball@gmail.com             

~ Russell Kroshus, ND American Legion Baseball Commissioner


American Legion Baseball World Series 2021
2021 American Legion Baseball World Series

2022 Legion Baseball Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2022 American Legion Baseball season opened Jan. 1 at baseball.legion.org.

The early deadline for registration is May 15. Teams registered after May 15 may be subject to a department $200 late fee through the final deadline of June 1.

Registration fees for senior teams are $50 for national registration and $35 for administrative fees; for junior teams, fees are $25 for national registration and $35 for administrative fees. Insurance premiums will be announced later. State fees, if applicable, will vary by state. Insurance purchases will be available Feb. 15.

As part of the education and training requirements of Public Law 115-126, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, all coaches, managers and volunteer staff members must complete the Abuse Awareness course either through Protect Youth Sports or USA Baseball. All coaches, managers and volunteer staff members must also have a completed and passed background check. Click here to download the American Legion Baseball Risk Management Guidebook.

Information courtesy of The American Legion


Post 400 Legion Baseball Gives Back

In the spirit of giving back, North Dakota American Legion Baseball Post 400 members ended 2021 by donating money to veterans-related causes in the Fargo area.

The team donated $5,000 to the North Dakota American Legion to help fight post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

They also donated $5,000 to the Hector Foundation, which will use all donations to build a place where veterans, their families and friends can gather to reminisce and relax in between internments at the Fargo National Cemetery.

Pictured at left is 1) Post 400 Adjutant Bill Garrett awarding the check to ND Legion Baseball Commissioner Russ Kroshus; 2) Post 400 players with volunteers, including Jason Hicks, Jim Grallum and Dave Weitnauner; 3) Hector Foundation volunteers and ND Legion Baseball Commissioner Russ Kroshus.

Information courtesy of ND American Legion Post 400 Baseball


Baseball player on field

Welcome to the 2021 Baseball Season

Thank you, in advance, for your participation in the 2021 North Dakota American Legion Baseball season! Please review this rule book and the National Rule Book carefully since there have been a few changes from last year.  

American Legion Baseball is the most successful and most visible youth program of The American Legion. We can be proud that more than 75 percent of college players and more than 50 percent of Major League Baseball players have played American Legion Baseball. 

As they are enjoying this great sport of baseball, we can be proud that these former Legion Baseball players are exhibiting the virtues of character, ethics, and good sportsmanship. 

Good luck to all teams in the 2021 season, and thank you for your support of American Legion Baseball.   

~ Russell Kroshus, ND American Legion Baseball Commissioner

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