Wednesday July 29th was the scheduled date for the Department of New York American Legion Baseball Championship Game. Would Hamburg Post 527 defended their title? Would the host team Saugerties/Kingston made a run with the home field advantage? Would a newcomer claim the title? Sadly we will never know who would have held that trophy in 2020.
One day this wont be your life anymore. One day you will walk off the field for the last time. You’ll forget the feeling of seams beneath your fingers. You’ll struggle to remember the way it felt to hit the perfect pitch. You won’t round first. You won’t slide into second. One day you’ll be on the other side the fence.
Many American Legion Baseball players lost the 2020 season to the pandemic. For some it was their final season of Legion Baseball. They didn't get to appreciate any of those 'last times'. Today we recognize those players from throughout the entire State (as submitted by the coaches):