American Legion Baseball

Connecticut History and Overview

The Connecticut American Legion Baseball program completed its 75th season in 2002 with 71 senior and 35 junior teams competing for state titles. This is an all-time record of participation for the Connecticut Department. Berlin (Senior) and Trumbull (Junior) won championships in their respective divisions.

Since its founding in 1928 twelve Connecticut teams have gone on to win regional championships and gain the right to participate in the American Legion World Series. Bristol was state’s most recent regional champ, winning two of four games at the 1997 tournament in Rapid City, S.D.

While Connecticut has yet to garner a national title, the state does have the distinction of being a two-time site for the World Series as Middletown played host to the 1988 and 1999 tournaments at Palmer Field. Middletown hosted the 2002 Northeast Regional Tournament and Torrington will host the event in 2003..

Since this page was produced Bristol has just won the 2006 State Championship keeping Bristol as the all-time state tournament winner with 14 crowns followed by Bridgeport, nine; West Hartford, six; New London and Naugatuck, five; and finally Trumbull, Middletown, and Stamford with four titles apiece