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2020 STATE TOURNAMENTS

STATE A TOURNAMENT LIVE STREAM GAME CASTS BY MPSN

STATE AA TOURNAMENT LIVE STREAM GAME CASTS BY MPSN

Important Disclosure Information for the 2020 Season

The American Legion National Organization has cancelled all 2020 season’s Regional Tournaments and The American Legion World Series. Concurrently, The American Legion National Organization has shut down all sponsorship and all involvement in baseball for the 2020 season.   This shutdown of all sponsorship and all involvement in baseball for the 2020 season means that those baseball teams that wish to continue playing 2020 season baseball shall be participating in a sporting event not sponsored, nor endorsed in any manner, by The American Legion National Organization, but sponsored and endorsed solely by the group the team is named.

Any baseball team that continues play in the 2020 season sponsored by the group the team is named must understand that its team is not playing as an American Legion National Organization “registered” baseball team and it is not playing in an American Legion National Organization baseball program.   The complete cancellation of the 2020 American Legion National Organization baseball season means there is no American Legion National Organization baseball program “national rules,” nor are there “national guidelines,” as there is no 2020 American Legion national involvement.

In Montana, on May 17, 2020, our teams received approval from our Department’s American Legion Executive Committee to play the 2020 season as “The Department of Montana American Legion Baseball Program - not authorized, nor endorsed by The American Legion National Organization.”  Subsequent to that vote our Department received approval for group emblem-logo use as a one-time limited approval which will expire on December 31, 2020.  This allows our teams to continue to play with jerseys that have the American Legion logo on them.

We all hope that we only play as a Department level program for one season, and that we can return to a nationally sponsored American Legion baseball  program in 2021.

Welcome to MAALB!

Welcome to the website for Montana and Alberta's Class AA, A, and B American Legion Baseball leagues and teams.

The Class AA division is a Senior (19-years-old and under) league comprised of teams whose players come from high schools that have a combined, or total, enrollment of more than 1,000 students.  The league's web page can be accessed from the TEAMS tab above. The state champion advances to the Northwest Regional. The regional champion advances to the ALB World Series, which has been broadcast on ESPN during the second week of August since 2011.

The Class A division is also a Senior league, but is comprised of teams whose players come from high school that do not combine, or total, 1,000 students. Although the state champion does advance to a regional tournament, there is no world series for this level of teams.

The Class B division is a Junior league (17-years-old and under). It has only been in existence for a few years and, currently, there is no state tournament for this level.

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2020 PITCH COUNT RULES CHANGES

There is one change to the pitch count rule for the 2020 season as follows:
Rule 1.R.3. Pitching Rule - If a pitcher throws 45 or fewer pitches in game one of multiple games on the same day, he may return to pitch in game two, up to 105 pitches total for the day. If a pitcher were to throw more than 45 pitches in game one, he would be ineligible to pitch in game two.
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Pitch Count Table for the 2020 Season


    RULE CHANGES FOR 2020 SEASON

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    2020 Team Registrations Open January 1, 2020

    Register your team on the national team database


    2020 MONTANA CONFERENCE JANUARY 24-26

    American Legion is a sponsor again for the 5th annual Montana Baseball Conference. The conference will be at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman again this year, Friday through Saturday, January 24 and 25th.  Sunday, January 26 will be at the new Montana Indoor All Sports facility for drills and hitting.

    This year there is a Player Camp for ages 9-11 & 12-14 Yrs, and a College Prospects Camp 15-19 Yrs.  Coaches will be doing  on field and classroom sessions.  The on field sessions will be held at Bozeman's new indoor all sports facility.

    The link to the website and agenda are to the right.  

    We encourage all teams to register to support the conference and to take advantage of the baseball instruction offered at each session.

    The conference will also be valuable to your youth league coaches, so please forward this information on to your youth division coaches and league administrators.

    If you have any questions about the conference please contact Paul Mrazek at 250-919-6706 or by email to info@mtbaseballcoaches.com

    2020 LEGION SCHEDULE AND TOURNAMENT DATES

    > 2020 Season Key Dates Schedule

    > 2019 Season Key Dates Schedule

    2020 Team Fees & Insurance

    The fee schedule below shows the team registration fees for 2020 season. 
     

    Class B Teams

    $200

    $200

    $200

    Class A Teams

    $400*

    $400*

     

    Class AA Teams

    $400

    $400

     
     
     
     
     
    * Class A ($250 Team Fee + $50 for State Champ for Regional Tournament expenses + $50 for District Tournament Host for umpire expenses + $50 for State A Tournament Host for umpire expenses per registered A team)

    Total fees for insurance and team registration for the  2020 season:
     

    Class B junior Teams w/ Year Round Insurance Coverage

    $491

    Class B junior Teams w/ Seasonal Insurance Coverage

    $441

    Class B senior Teams w/ Year Round Insurance Coverage

    $589

    Class B senior Teams w/ Seasonal Insurance Coverage

    $519

    Class A & AA Teams w/ Year Round Insurance Coverage

    $789

    Class A & AA Teams w/ Seasonal Insurance Coverage

    $719

     Print 2020 Team Fees & Insurance 
     
     Print 2019 Team Fees & Insurance 
     
     Print 2018 Team Fees & Insurance 
     


    Tournament Rotations

     

    CLASS A DISTRICTS*

     
     
     
             
     
    NORTHERN 
    SOUTHERN 
    EASTERN 
    WESTERN 
             
    2017  
    Havre
    Butte                    
    Miles City
    whitefish              
    2018
    Tri-County
    Helena            
    Glendive      
    Bitterroot Red Sox
    2019
    Medicine Hat
    Bozeman
    Laurel
    Libby
    2020
    Vauxhall
    three forks
    Billings Cardinals
    bitterroot bucs
    2021
    Lethbridge
    LIVINGSTON
    SIDNEY
    kalispell
    2022
    Fort Macleod
    anaconda
    glasgow
    polson
    2023
    Lewistown
    Belgrade
    bILLINGS bLUE jAYS
    missoula
    2024
    Great Falls
    Dillon
    mILES cITY
    whitefish
    2025
    Tri-County
    Butte
    glendive
    Cranbrook
    2026
    Havre
    Helena   
    lAUREL
    Cranbrook
     
     
     
     
     
    * IF A NEW TEAM COMES IN TO A DISTRICT, OR IF A TEAM DROPS OUT AND THEN COMES BACK IN, THAT TEAM DROPS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ROTATION AND THE REST OF THE ROTATION SCHEDULE IS ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY. 
    2020 Season: Three Forks switched into south district host and bitteroot bucs switched places with missoula
             

    CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT ROTATION**

     
     
             
    2017
    Three Forks
    Southern
     
     
    2018
    MILES CITY
    Eastern
     
     
    2019
    FLORENCE
    Western
     
     
    2020
    havre
    Northern
     
     
    2021
    TBD
    Southern
     
     
    2022
    TBD
    EASTERN
       
             
    ** CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENTS ROTATE THROUGH OUR 4 DISTRICTS.  TOURNAMENT SITES ARE AWARDED FROM TEAM BIDS. 
     
     
     
     
     

    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 aA STATE TOURNAMENTS ROTATE THROUGH THE AA CONFERENCE.  THERE ARE NO BIDS TAKEN TO HOST THE AA TOURNAMENT. 
    • 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 Carl Hennell 406-546-5513 mtlegionaa@gmail.com
    Class A Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com
    Class A North District Chairman Jim Monteith 403-382-0924 jim.monteith44@gmail.com
    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 --------------
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    Phone: 406-580-2575


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    Ron Edwards
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    Bozeman, MT  59718
    406-580-2575
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