It is with much regret that I must inform you that there will not be an American Legion season this year. Below is an excerpt of a letter I received earlier today from our State Baseball Commission.
“The Baseball Committee and the Department Executive Committee have voted to cancel this year’s season due to the risks related to the coronavirus issue. Reasons are the safety and health of players, coaches, fans, and the potential legal liabilities that the Department could incur should someone become ill while participating in a Legion sanctioned activity. As of this date approximately 40% of states have cancelled their seasons. In some of those, coaches have stated they will still play, and are forming local leagues to do so. I totally understand, and if you choose to do so, just be aware you cannot utilize in any fashion the Legion emblem or insignia. This means the wearing of a jersey having the Legion patch on it is prohibited.”
Although this is a decision we were hoping to avoid, the hope of some type of a NON-LEGION season is still a possibility. There are many details that must be considered, and we are looking into alternative possibilities. If we can put something together, I will let you know ASAP. I can tell you that we will not be traveling to any out of town tournaments that would require nights in a motel.
The decision has been made to cancel the 2020 American Legion Baseball Regionals and World Series. Follow the link below for more information:
2020 American Legion Baseball Regionals, World Series canceled
The email below was sent out today to all players and coaches from Jim Moran:
“Coaches, parents and players,
This is to keep all of you up to date on the situation concerning how COVID-19 might and will affect our upcoming season.
The American Legion is the only baseball program in America that conducts a true playoff format for the senior teams to decide a World Series Champion. When a team wins their State Tournament the Legion pays ALL travel, meals and lodging for the players. Including host teams, which totals 64 teams competing in eight Regional sites; the winners advancing to the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina. Junior programs can only advance to a regional tournament at this time. This adds up to millions of dollars spent every year for a program that was started in 1925. The decision has been made by the National Commander for the protection of players, coaches, and tournament personnel to cancel this year’s Regional Tournaments and World Series.
Each State is in charge of their programs and can decide how they run the baseball program for their particular state. At this time, Missouri is still hoping to have something in place for the summer season. Like everything else with this virus, these plans can also change at a later date. I will keep everyone informed about things as we move forward.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Follow all guidelines that have been laid out by the CDC and Together We Will Win the Battle.
The schedule is now available for our 32nd Annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational baseball tournament. Follow the link below for pools and the schedule:
2020 Sr Wood Bat Schedule
The schedule for our 2020 Jr Wood Bat Classic Tournament is now posted on our website. Follow the link below to see it. The schedule for our Sr wood bat tournament will be posted once everything is finalized.
2020 Jr Wood Bat Classic Tournament
Here’s a link from Coach Matt to everyone in lockdown. Reading the comments, for your parents sake, tie a knot at the end of the sock beforehand!
Saw/took this from Fred Corral. Used with pitchers.
The schedules for both Sr & Jr Fike baseball teams have been added to the Team Calendar. There are also links below to download them, but as always keep an eye on the team calendar and team Groupme for any changes or additions. Several of the tournaments that we are participating in do not have their schedules released, so we will add them to the calendar when they are available. LET’S GO FIKE!!!
Sr Fike 2020 Schedule
Jr Fike 2020 Schedule
Reminder: Player fees for the 2020 season are past due. If your account is not paid in full please take care of this ASAP. Payments can be made at our final indoor practice this Saturday at The Dugout, mail a check to Jim Moran, or pay from our website via PayPal.
Listed below is the hotel information for the Jr & Sr Fike tournaments in Elsberry, MO this Summer. We will be staying at the same hotel for both tournaments. Make your reservations soon to ensure the Fike group rate price!
Drury Inn & Suites,170 Mid Rivers Mall Cir, St Peters, MO 63376
Call 800-325-0720 to reserve room/s with group number listed below. Rooms are $125/night.
Jr Fike – May 22-24, 2020 – Group #2407110
Sr Fike – July 3-4, 2020 – Group #2407248
Reminder that Fike Baseball’s annual Mouse Races fundraiser is right around the corner! The event is at the American Legion Post 499 on Saturday January 25th at 6:30PM (races start at 7PM). The address is 499 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO 64015.
Along with many other great prizes there will be an authentic Alex Gordon signed Royal’s jersey in our raffle! The tickets for the raffle are only $5 each! This jersey is on display right now at The Dugout KC 4466 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055!
If you have any questions on how to get tickets to this great event or how you can donate to our fundraiser please contact email@example.com.
Update for this Saturday’s Practice:
1) All back ordered apparel will be at this Saturday’s practice.
2) If you have sold your mouse race tickets and would like more or just want to turn in the money you may do so at practice.
3) Parents NOT PLAYERS may turn in their wine or liquor for mouse races to a coach at practice.
4) All players and coaches will be trying on a new jersey for sizing purposes. If you are not there we will guess at your size.