American Legion Baseball ...more than just a game

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Law, Tort Law
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Our History A winning tradition since 1925  Over 10 million players have played American Legion Baseball  Over half of professional baseball players played American Legion Baseball  55 American Legion Baseball players went on to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Today’s winners  The American Legion Baseball Player of the Year is honored each year at the Hall of Fame Game

 The American Legion Baseball National Championship team is invited and honored at a game during the Major League Baseball World Series.

Winning moment American Legion National Championship team is honored by Major League Baseball prior to Game 1 of the 2010 World Series. Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson presents the award.

Community Involvement American Legion youth programs and relationships  The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: A Constitutional Speech Contest  American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation Programs  The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program

 The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation awards $600,000 annually.  Major contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network  Membership in U.S.A. Baseball  Member of the U.S. Olympic Committee  Leading expert on Flag Etiquette

Veterans helping Veterans The American Legion is the largest veterans organization in America  Disabled veterans and all veterans in need receive support and assistance from our many programs  Operation Comfort Warrior program provides non-governmental aid to troops. Comfort items such as phone calling cards, iPods, laptops, personal DVD players and sweat pants help troops around the world.  Members meet and greet veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan  Sponsorship and support of programs to help veterans find jobs and start businesses

The American Legion Youth Programs by the numbers  2.3 million members  14,000 American Legion posts around the world  5,000 American Legion Baseball teams  2,500 Little League, Pony League and Babe Ruth League teams are sponsored by their local American Legion posts  2,400 Boy Scout Troops are sponsored by a local American Legion post

Graduate of the Year The Baseball Graduate of the Year is an award presented to American Legion Baseball Alumni who demonstrates outstanding community involvement 2011 Corey Hart, Milwaukee Brewers 2010 Brandon Inge, Detroit Tigers 2009 Lyle Overbay, Toronto Blue Jays 2008 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers 2007 Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2005 Scott Rolen, St. Louis Cardinals 2004 Darin Erstad, Anaheim Angels 2003 Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros 2002 Luis Gonzales, Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 Todd Stottlemyre, Arizona Diamondbacks 2000 Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves 1999 Steve Finley, Arizona Diamondbacks 1998 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres

1997 Mo Vaughn, Boston Red Sox 1996 Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins 1995 Bob Tewksbury, San Diego Padres 1994 Gregg Maddux, Atlanta Braves 1993 Billy Swift, San Francisco Giants 1992 Terry Steinbach, Oakland A’s 1991 Sid Bream, Atlanta Braves 1990 Harold Reynolds, Seattle Mariners 1989 Alan S. Trammell, Detroit Tigers 1988 Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox 1987 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees 1986 Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves 1985 Jeff Reardon, Montreal Expos

Graduate of the Year The Baseball Graduate of the Year is an award presented to American Legion Baseball Alumni who demonstrates outstanding community involvement 1984 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs 1983 Andre Thornton, Cleveland Indians 1982 Jim Sundberg, Texas Rangers 1981 Gary Carter, Montreal Expos 1980 George Brett, Kansas City Royals 1979 Mike Flanagan, Baltimore Orioles 1978 Ron Guidry, New York Yankees 1977 David Winfield, San Diego Padres 1976 Rick Monday, Jr., Chicago Cubs 1975 Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox 1974 Wilbur Wood, Chicago White Sox 1973 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds 1972 Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers 1971 Steve Carlton, St. Louis Cardinals

1970 Dave McNally, Baltimore Orioles 1969 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins 1968 Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers 1967 Carl Yaztrzemski, Boston Red Sox 1966 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles 1965 Eddie Fisher, Chicago White Sox 1964 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles 1963 Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves 1962 Bobby Richardson, Ney York Yankees 1961 Stan Musical, St. Louis Cardinals 1960 Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox 1959 No award was made 1958 John Lollar, Chicago White Sox

Hall of Fame Players Yogi Berra touches home plate during the 1942 Regional Tournament in Hastings, Nebraska

Hall of Fame Players Legion Baseball Alumni inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 2011 Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven 2010 Joe Gordon, Whitey Herzog 2009 Jim Rice 2008 Dick Williams 2007 Tony Gwynn 2006 Bruce Sutter 2005 Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg 2003 Paul Molitor 2003 Eddie Murray, Gary Carter 2001 Dave Winfield 2000 Sparky Anderson, Carlton E. Fisk 1999 Robin Yount, George Brett 1997 Phil Niekro, Nellie Fox 1996 Jim Bunting

1995 Richie Ashburn 1994 Steven Carlton 1993 Reggie Jackson 1992 Gaylord Perry 1991 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser 1990 Jim Palmer, Joe Morgan 1989 Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Bench 1988 Willie Stargell 1987 Jim “Catfish” Hunter 1986 Bobby Doerr 1985 J. Hoyt Wilhelm 1984 Pee wee Reese, Donald Drysdale, Harmon Killebrew

1983 Brooks Robinson, George Kell 1982 Frank Robinson 1981 Bob Gibson 1980 Al Kaline 1978 Eddie Mathews 1976 Bob Lemon, Robin Roberts 1975 Ralph M. Kiner 1973 Warren Spahn 1972 Lawrence (Yogi) Berra, Early Wynn 1970 Lou Boudreau 1969 Roy Campanella, Stan F. Musial 1968 Joseph M. Medwick 1966 Ted Williams 1962 Bob Feller

Scholarships Since 1996  The American Legion has awarded on average $25,000 annually to a “Player of the Year” from each state.

Since 1986  American Legion Leadership award. Eight $1,000 scholarships to Regional Players and $2,000 scholarship to American Legion Player of the Year.  George W Rulon Award winner invited to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Game.

Internet opportunities  1,087,100 Average monthly page views for entire website  310,208 Yearly page views for Baseball home page  410,195 Yearly page views for the baseball administration page (coaches registering teams)

Internet opportunities  135 Games scored live

 Live Regional and World Series coverage

2010 World Series Webcast opportunities  104,690 unique viewers  187,575 visits  30.79 minutes per viewer

 3,224,007 viewer minutes

E-newsletter opportunities The American Legion Dugout  Distribution: 10 times during The American Legion Baseball season  Circulation: 5,500  Audience: Mostly coaches

The American Legion Online Update  Distribution: Promotes top stories within the Legion’s electronic portfolio 49 weeks of the year  Circulation: 270,000

 Audience: Individuals interested in receiving American Legion news and program information

Print publication opportunities The American Legion Magazine  Distribution: a monthly publication covering general interest topics as well as topics relative to The American Legion and its programs  Circulation: 2.3 million  Audience: Members of The American Legion

The American Legion Dispatch  Distribution: Monthly tabloid-style newspaper  Circulation: 18,000

 Audience: Local, state and national leaders of The American Legion

Other marketing opportunities Annual Scholarship Title Sponsorship  $22,000 awarded annually (based on interest earned)

All Academic Team Scholarship Title Sponsorship  $20,000 to be awarded

Webcast of World Series games Live Scoring presence during Regional Tournaments Mailing lists  5,000 teams  15,000 coaches

Other marketing opportunities Presence on American Legion Baseball landing page at Link to Diamond Sports Exposure in the National Baseball Rulebook Attend American Legion World Series and help select scholarship winners Announce winners at Home Plate Ceremony Announce winners during Webcast

Diamond Plaques presented to each scholarship winner

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