Tuesday, August 10, 2010


August 10, 2010

2010 American Legion Baseball World Series to be streamed live on Web site
SPOKANE, Wash. – All 14 games of The American Legion Baseball World Series will be streamed live on www.legion.org/baseball throughout the eight-team tournament at Avista Stadium in Spokane, Wash., Aug. 13-17. Action starts Friday at 1 p.m. EST.
Former Major League Baseball All-Star Jeff Kent will be among the announcers, along with longtime Legion Baseball supporter Jim Darby. Special visits from past Major League greats and American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill of Florida are also scheduled during the webcast.
The American Legion Web site will also have box scores, statistics, interviews and photos from the tournament.
The following are the eight 2010 American Legion World Series teams:

Northeast Division—Branford, Conn.; 

sponsored by American Legion Post 83

Southeast Division—Kernersville, N.C.; 
sponsored by Loflin Concrete

Central Plains Division—Eden Prairie, Minn.; 
sponsored by Eden Prairie Baseball Association

Northwest Division—Roseburg, Ore., “Doc Stewarts;” sponsored by Post 16

Mid-Atlantic Division—Chesapeake, Va.; 
sponsored by Great Bridge Post 280

Great Lakes Division—Moline, Ill.; 
sponsored by Post 246

Mid-South Division—Midwest City, Okla., “Outlaws;” sponsored by Post 170

Western Division—Las Vegas, “Lions Legion Baseball Club-Gold;” 
sponsored by Nevada Youth Baseball Association and BMI Post 40

Last year’s World Series in Fargo, N.D., marked the Legion’s first-ever live streaming of games, and all expectations were exceeded as the webcast attracted nearly 19,000 unique visitors from 15 different countries. Altogether, more than 42,000 visitors tuned in to www.legion.org to see who would claim the championship title, watching a total of 2.4 million minutes of play and averaging more than 30 minutes per viewing session.

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