Area & State Tournament

The American Legion of Iowa has scheduled area tournaments to determine which teams will advance to the State Tournament May 3-5. 2019. Teams from around the state will play in one of four areas, and the winners from those tournaments will play in Sioux City for championship rights in Iowa. The Department winner will advance to regionals in Sioux Fall, South Dakota. With the excitement from last year’s champions Dubuque County playing all the way through to the World Series and winning a game, many teams are eager to get their chance to advance to regional play, and hopefully, the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina.

The four areas hosting tournaments April 26-28, 2019, are Carroll, Dubuque, Ottumwa, and Ames. For list of which teams are playing in what areas, click here. Teams will determine who advances through pool play. In the event of a tie, the team allowing the fewest runs will advance.

Department scholarship forms are available to all eligible players in the baseball program.

American Legion Baseball

Since 1925, American Legion Baseball has contributed to the development of good sportsmanship and good citizenship while providing wholesome recreation for the nation’s youth.

The history of American Legion Baseball has proved that American youths receive on the baseball diamond a thorough understanding of sportsmanship, teamwork, and good citizenship – valued traits for America’s future leaders.

Department of Iowa

American Legion Baseball in the Department of Iowa is divided into two categories, Senior and Junior.

Attention Baseball Coaches and Managers:

Background checks are required to participate if you are a manager, coach, assistant coach or volunteer. Go to Averity Background Checks, click on The American Legion of Iowa and follow the links for baseball. Fill out the form completely and click ‘submit’.

For more information or questions, contact

Photos from the 2018 American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC. This was Iowa’s first appearance in twenty-six years. Dubuque County American Legion Baseball represented our great state. Photos are courtesy of Lucas Carter.