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.