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 2.8 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.
This is the first time Ocean City has ever had an American Legion Baseball Team. It has been almost 50 years since there has been one in Worcester County. Play Ball
Synepuxent Post #166 is the sponsor of the Ocean City Marlins of Worcester County in the Eastern Shore American Legion League. The opening game was last night against Post #94 in Princess Anne of Somerset County. Post #166 won 10-6.
The next game will be a double header this Saturday at the Dodgers Pall Park in Cambridge, Md. They will be playing Post #91 Cambridge of Dorchester County at 1100hrs.
The next home game will be 1900hrs Monday June 15th at the North Worcester County Sports Complex on Rte#113 by the Lions Club. They will host Post #64 Salisbury of Wicomico County.
Richard Pennington one of the official Score Keepers did an outstanding job last night. Jack Hyle and I watched the entire game and it was very enjoyable. Our coach Otis Elsey does an excellent job with the players and is an asset to this program.
The pic is the team getting lined up to repeat the American Legion Code of Sportsmanship. This is done before every game.
AMERICAN LEGION CODE OF SPORTSMANSHIP
Keep the rules
Keep 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.