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Montana/Alberta Amercan Legion Baseball

Welcome to the new website for our Class AA, A and B teams American Legion baseball teams across Montana & Alberta Canada. 


Pitch Count Rule Amendment announced on March 23rd

2017 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

2017 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

2017 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

2017 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

Department of Montana Background Check Page

Link to online background check submission form for Montana. Cost is $8 per background check.

2017 Team Registrations Open January 1st

Register your team on the national team database


L-R: National Baseball Committee Chairman Gary Stone, George & Clayton

Thank you George!

Most of you have heard that George Haegele decided to retire at the end of the 2016 season as our General Chairman of our American Legion baseball program. George has served in that capacity for the past 20 years, and prior to that he was our AA commissioner for 10 years. This position has always been strictly voluntary and I personally want to thank him for all of his years and countless hours of service to our organization.  I have agreed to take over the duties as the General Chairman going forward.

I had the privilege of attending the national American Legion Americanism conference in Indianapolis at the end of September with George and Clayton Burtsfield. Clayton who is from Missoula has been the volunteer tournament director for the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament (NWCART) for the past 34 years. George and Clayton are is very well respected by their peers which includes baseball chairman from every state (Department) across the country and the National Baseball Committee for American Legion.

We also have a couple of big holes to fill in our Legion Executive Committee roster. Duwayne Scott who has served as our AA chairman for the past 9 seasons is also stepping down.  Duwayne will continue to coach the Gallatin Valley Outlaws this season and Big Sky baseball in the fall.  Gary Parry, our Class A Chairman resigned at the end of last season. Gary will be very much missed. He has been a strong advocate for our youth and American Legion baseball in Montana.

For those that don't know me, I have been the Class A South District Chairman for the past 5 seasons and was on the legion baseball board in Bozeman for the past 14 seasons.  I will continue to cover the south district for now but we will eventually need to find someone to step in to take on that role. Pete Moe will be our East District Chairman, Jim Monteith in the North, and Wayne Raymond in the west.  In the meantime we will do our best to cover things until all of these spots are filled.

Please take a minute to send George an email to thank him.

Ron Edwards


1950 Helena Legion Team picture hangs on the wall of Helena Post 2. George was a catcher and later played minor league baseball around Montana

    Montana News

    Pitch Count Rule Amended

    By Ron Edwards 03/25/2017, 10:00am MDT

    Legion Baseball Committee amends pitch count rule

    Closers can now pitch 1-30 pitches without a days rest

    Read more...

     

    Legion Baseball adopts pitch count rule for 2017

    By National Legion Baseball Website 11/15/2016, 11:30am MST

    New pitch count rule for 2017...

    Read more...

    For further questions, read an FAQ by Stone.

     

    Updates & News

    2017 Team Registrations Open January 1st

    Register your team on the national team database

    2017 Team Fees & Insurance

    The fee schedule below shows the team registration fees for 2017 season.  The team fees have increased to help our District and State host teams with umpiring and housing costs.

    Class B Teams

    $200

    Class A Teams

    $400*

    Class AA Teams

    $400

     
     
    * Class A ($250 Team Fee + $50 for State Champ for Regional Tourney expenses + $50 for District tourney Host for umpire expenses + $50 for State Tourney Host for umpire expenses)


    Tournament Rotations

     

    CLASS A DISTRICTS**

     
     
     
             
     
    NORTHERN 
    SOUTHERN 
    EASTERN 
    WESTERN 
    2017
    Havre
    Butte
    Miles City 
    Glacier 
    2018
    Tri-County
    Helena
    Glendive 
    Bitterroot Red Sox 
    2019
    Medicine Hat
    Bozeman
    Plentywood
     
    2020
    Vauxhall
    Livingston
     
     
    2021
    Lethbridge
    Anaconda
     
     
    2023
    Fort Macleod
    Gallatin Valley
     
    2023
    Lewistown
    Belgrade
     
     
    2024
    Great Falls Electrics
    Dillon
     
     
    2025
    Tri-County
    Butte
     
     
    2026
    Havre
    Helena   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT ROTATION**

     
     
             
    2017
    Three Forks
    Southern
     
     
    2018
    TBD
    Eastern
     
     
    2019
    TBD
    Western
     
     
    2020
    TBD
    Northern
     
     
    2021
    TBD
    Southern
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    CLASS AA STATE TOURNAMENT ROTATION**

     
     
             
    2017
    Bozeman Bucks
     
     
     
    2018
    Kalispell Lakers
     
     
     
    2019
    Billings Royals
     
     
     
    2020
    Great Falls Chargers
     
     
     
    2021
    Billings Scarlets
     
     
     
    2022
    Medicine Hat Monarchs
     
     
    2023
    Helena Senators
     
     
     
    2024
    Lethbridge Elks
     
     
     
    2025
    Butte Miners
         
    • Class A Districts.  District rotations can change by teams agreeing to switch years up to host.  Another situation that can change this order is if teams drop out and later come back in.  If a team does drop out and later returns back into the District it will be placed into the bottom of the rotation.

    • Class A State. The State A tournament rotates through each District.  Teams selected to host will be based on a tournament bid and selection process.

    • Class AA State.   The State AA tournament is set as a fixed rotation of AA teams.  If new teams are added to AA they are added to the bottom of the rotation.

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    MT/AB Legion Baseball Contacts

    Title Name Phone Email
    General Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com
    Class AA Chairman Open
    Class A Chairman Open
    Class A North District Chairman Jim Monteith 403-553-3355 jim.monteith@ypm.ca
    Class A South District Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionsouth@gmail.com
    Class A East District Chairman Pete Moe 406-553-3355 pmoe3-k@hotmail.com
    Class A West District Chairman Wayne Raymond 406-550-0101 --------------
    Ron Edwards

    Ron Edwards

    General Chairman

    Phone: 406-580-2575





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    406-580-2575
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