American Legion World Series to be broadcast on ESPNU

INDIANAPOLIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2014 American Legion
World Series championship game will be televised live and available to 80
million viewers on the ESPNU network in August, officials announced yesterday.
Preliminary games will be available on the Internet service ESPN3. The agreement
between The American Legion and ESPN is for five years.

The games will be held Aug. 14-19 in Shelby, N.C. The last time an American
Legion World Series championship game was televised live was 35 years ago.

“The extended contract (with ESPN) to televise the championship game of the
World Series is testimony of the perseverance and commitment of all involved to
maintain our reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur
baseball programs in the world,” said Richard Anderson, chairman of The American
Legion National Americanism Commission.

Nearly 80,000 young people play American Legion Baseball in the United States
and Canada. Major League Baseball greats Yogi Berra, George Brett, Chipper
Jones, Albert Pujols, Don Mattingly and Justin Verlander are just a few of the
notable big leaguers who have played American Legion Baseball. For more, visit

Media contacts: John Raughter or Joe March (317) 630-1253.

SOURCE The American Legion

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