Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth
baseball program. During these almost nine 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.
American Legion Baseball
American Legion Post 133
Opening Day May 28, 2016
The National Anthem was sung by Jiselle Diaz.
The colors were presented by the Maricopa Air Force ROTC
Sheriff Paul Babeu and Emcee/Baseball Chairman Julia
Gusse.
Ak-Chin Community Chairman Robert Miguel
talked about the importance of Baseball in our
Community.
Mayor Christan Price
City Manager Gregory Rose
4 new Army recruits were honored at the event
by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Shown above are from left to right: Robert Miguel Ak-Chin Community Chairman, Palmer Miller from Ann Kilpatrick's office, Mayor Christan Price, The Ford family, City Manager
Gregory Rose, Police Commander James Hughes, American Legion State Commander Billy Ellis, American Legion Post 133 Commander Derek Jeske, Auxiliary President Gaby
Potter, Past State Commander Andy Jaime, and American Legion Baseball Department Chairman Robert Krumwiede.
Post 133 Commander Derek Jeske presented a plaque to the
Ford family to show our appreciation for their generous
contribution to the Post as State Commander Billy Ellis looks on.
Without their donation our Baseball Program would have not
been possible this year.
The First Opening Ceremonial pitch was thrown
out by Doug Ford.
Mayor Price and Sheriff Babeu also threw pitches.
Your proud American Legion Coaching Staff and Ball Players for the 2016 season. Just a note; they won both games of their
opening day doubleheader. Way to go guys, a great way to start the season!!!