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 fifth year 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.
OC Marlins Update: February 2020
By Eric Snelsire, Manager
We are excited for the 2020 American Legion Baseball season. We have begun our planning and recruiting efforts for the new season. Once again, the team will have a strong roster as an estimated 12 of 18 players are returning from last year’s team. All 18 players will be from Worcester County area and we anticipate having another successful season with expectations to win at the District, State, and Regional levels
The 2020 season will begin on Sunday, May 31st at Salisbury University. Opening Day ceremonies begin at 9:30am to help celebrate and honor a few distinguished veterans that have supported the program over the years. The first game will begin at 10am with the OC Marlins Post 166 playing Talbot Post 70 from Easton. Following our game, Wicomico Post 64 will play Caroline Post 29 at 1pm and then Dorchester Post 91 will play Somerset Post 94 at 4pm. Please mark your calendars and come out to support your OC Marlins on May 31st. The full 2020 schedule will be released very soon as we finalize the remaining few details and dates.
Below is the OC Marlins Post 166: VISION, MISSION, EXPECTATION, and STANDARD for which we stand:
Our vision of this program is to put together a 20+ game schedule with a team balanced with players frofrom the three county high schools (Pocomoke, Snow Hill, and Stephen Decatur). The roster will have priority on including the best available eligible college players, high school seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshman that desire to play the game at the highest level.
1.) Develop players from Worcester County to promote the game of baseball through the development of our core values: Citizenship, Sportsmanship, Loyalty, Service, Team Spirit and Pride in our community;
2.) Development of well-rounded young men –focusing on mind, body, and spirit;
3.) Development as baseball players both physically and mentally; and finally
4.) Win Championships together.
EXPECTATION (The 3 C’s):
Commitment to Team and Vision
Communicate with coaches and teammates.
Contribute to the 4 Pillars of Success (Respect, Fun, Compete, Love)
We bring energy, I like to help/serve, No Excuses, Never out of the fight, Expect to win, Ready to work/lead