Code of Sportsmanship

Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program. During these past seven decades, millions of young players have enjoyed playing baseball. The American Legion and their 2 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun.

It is recommended that the competing teams,
before each game, repeat the Code of Sportsmanship

I WILL….

    KEEP THE RULES

    KEEP THE FAITH WITH MY TEAMMATES

    KEEP MY TEMPER

    KEEP MYSELF FIT

    KEEP A STOUT HEART IN DEFEAT

    KEEP MY PRIDE UNDER IN VICTORY

    KEEP A SOUND SOUL, A CLEAN MIND, AND A HEALTHY BODY

THE CODE OF SPORTSMANSHIP

I WILL KEEP the rules.
I WILL KEEP faith with my teammates.
I WILL KEEP my temper.
I WILL KEEP myself fit.
I WILL KEEP a stout heart in defeat.
I WILL KEEP my pride under in victory.
I WILL KEEP a sound soul, a clean mind and a healthy body.

Only good sportsmen of good character are the proper men to manage Legion Baseball teams. They must, by precept and example, keep constantly before the players, the true purpose of the American Legion Baseball Program. In other words, a Post Athletic Officer or Team Manager should not consider himself merely a coach with the main objective the winning of games. His big job is to keep uppermost in the minds of the players at all times, the citizenship lessons learned from participating in the program. Every team cannot win championship honors, but every player can win that which is of most importance – the spirit of fair play, loyalty, teamwork, obedience, gameness and democracy.

It shall be the responsibility of the sponsor of the team to see that his team, coach and manager are instructed in the code of sportsmanship prior to the start of each season and to certify that the Maine American Legion Baseball Rules have been read and explained to his team, manager and coaches.

It is the responsibility of the League Chairman to instruct all team managers that both teams prior to the start of the game line up along the base paths and repeat the Code of Sportsmanship in unison. It is the responsibility of the home team to enforce this rule.

About Us

We emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, and community involvement, providing opportunities for young players to develop both their skills and character.