Portage, WI – On Sunday, August 7, 2022, the Milwaukee Brewers will host The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin’s 50th All-Star game at American Family Field, which showcases the finest Legion Baseball players from around the state of Wisconsin. The All-Star game is free to the public and will start approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of the Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds game.
“American Legion Baseball is the most successful and the most visible youth program of The American Legion. We can be proud of the fact that over 75% of college players and over 50% of major league players have played American Legion Baseball. As they are enjoying this great sport of baseball, they are learning and exhibiting the virtues of character, ethics, and good sportsmanship. Wisconsin is the only American Legion program that plays its All-Star game on a major league field, and we thank the Milwaukee Brewers for allowing us this opportunity,” Roger Mathison, The American Legion, Department of WI, Baseball Commissioner.
In keeping with The American Legion and the Milwaukee Brewers tradition, newly elected Department Commander, Julie Muhlie will kick things off by throwing the first pitch!
The Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Association was established at the annual Department of Wisconsin Convention in Oshkosh on July 17, 1953 and is the 3rd largest Legion Baseball program in the country. On an average, 55% of Major League Baseball Players played American Legion Baseball as teenagers. Among them are Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Reggie
Jackson, Rollie Fingers, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, Yogi Berra and current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff, who played American Legion Baseball for Tupelo, MS American Legion Post 49 and pitched in the American Legion World Series in 2011.
For more information about The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin baseball program, please visit www.wilegion.org/legion-baseball.