American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair.
The league still stands atop the traditional values upon which it was founded nearly 85 years ago. Since 1925, American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of wealthy bankers’ and industrial workers’ sons, and erasing any social divide between them. Most importantly, American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to raise families or play the sport at the highest level.
The team is managed by Chris Arens, long-time manager Dick Amundson, and has been coached the past six seasons by Adam Jaunich and Tim Diem.
Eligible players are not charged to play. The team receives funding through generous donations made by the Delano American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Delano Athletic Club. Without the generosity from these three organizations, the baseball team wouldn't exist. The team conducts fundraiser's throughout the season, including an Omelet Breakfast every spring to help fund annual expenses.
Post 377 plays its league games in the Wright County League, which is made up of teams from the surrounding area, including Annandale, Dassel-Cokato, Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Mound, Orono, Rogers, Buffalo and St. Michael.
The 2010 Stars and Stripes Legion Baseball Tournament will be held Friday, July 2, and will go through Sunday, July 4.