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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Hamburg and Rockland to Play for Championship

    NY Legon Baseball pic 8 nUTICA — The New York State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament entered the semi-final rounds Tuesday, with Hamburg Post 527 and Rockland Pirates Post 130 advancing to Wednesday’s championship round.

    In the first game Hamburg Post 527 and Saugerties Post 72 held each other scoreless until the 5th inning when Hamburg leaped ahead with 3 runs, then scored another 3 in the 6th inning and added one more run in the top of the 7th. Saugerties finally scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but it wasn’t enough. Hamburg won, 7-2.

    In the second and final game of day 4 in the tournament, Rockland Pirates Post 130 remained undefeated, taking a 9-2 victory over Rayson-Miller Post 899. Rockland scored a run in the first inning, followed by Rayson-Miller getting a run in the second; then Rockand got a run in the third inning. But the 5th inning was the clincher, with Rockland rallying for 7 runs. Rayson-Miller came back in the top of the 7th with only one run.

    Rockland and Hamburg are scheduled to square off at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Murnane Field. If Hamburg wins, then the teams play a second game to determine the state champion. Undefeated Rockland, the 2018 champion, only needs to win once to retain the state title.

     

  • Monday, July 29, 2019

    Read the Latest Issue of Legion New York Magazine

    Legion NY mag Readers Peter DeAngelis Ed Burmaster and Dave Lockhart

    Legionnaires were checking out Legion New York magazine at the Department Convention in Buffalo. Among them were, from left: Peter DeAngelis of the Bronx, and Ed Burmaster and Dave Lockhart of Saratoga County.

    The summer/fall issue of Legion New York magazine debuted this month at the 101st Department Convention in Buffalo.

    A digital version of the magazine is available here.

    The issue features, among other things, the Legion’s centennial celebration at the Baseball Hall of Fame, reports on Hill Day and Mid-Winter Conference, a photo feature about a Legionnaire’s passion to photograph veterans, and other Legion happenings.

     

  • State Baseball Tournament Enters 3rd Day

    NY Legon Baseball pic 8 nUTICA — Rayson-Miller Post 899 takes a 7-1 victory Monday over Maine Endwell Post 1700 to keep its hopes alive and advance in the third day of the New York State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament.

    Similarly, in late afternoon play, Hamburg Post 527 defeats Smith Post 24, 7-3.

    In the night game, 2018 champs Rockland Pirates Post 130 continues its streak, defeating  Saugerties Post 72, 7-1.

    The tournament continues through Wednesday at Murnane Field’s Donovan Stadium in Utica.

     

  • Sunday, July 28, 2019

    State Tourney Enters 2nd Day

    UTICA — Smith Post 24 of Rome avoided elimination in a come-back win over Clinton County Mariners, 8-4, in the first game of the second day of the American Legion’s New York State Baseball Championships Sunday morning.

    Maine Endwell Post 1700 of Endicott also survived elimination after turning back host Andran Post 130, 12-2, in the second Sunday game.

    Saugerties Post 72 and Rayson-Miller Post 899 of Pittsford, both winners in Saturday’s play, squared off in Sunday’s third game. Saugerties won, 6-5.

    In the final game of the day, 2018 state champions Rockland Pirates Post 130 continued its winning streak, defeating Hamburg Post 527, 5-0.

    Saturday’s opening day results:

    • Saugerties Post 72 downed Clinton County Post 1619, 12-9.

    • Rayson-Miller Post 899 beat Smith Post, 4-1.

    • Hamburg Post 527 edged Maine Endwell Post 1700, 3-2.

    • Rockland Pirates Post 130 beat host Andrean Post 130, 7-3.

    American Legion Department of New York Commander Mike McDermott throws out first pitch, launching the state baseball championship tournament at Murnane Field in Utica.

    American Legion Department of New York Commander Mike McDermott throws out first pitch, launching the state baseball championship tournament at Murnane Field in Utica. Photo by Frank Carletta.

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Rockland Post Wins Junior Championship As Senior Tournament Starts

    Department Commander Mike McDermott presents the Junior Championshp trophy to Rockland Pirates Post.

    Department Commander Mike McDermott presents the Junior Championship trophy to Rockland Pirates Post.

    UTICA — Rockland Pirates Post 130 is the state Junior American Legion Baseball Champion. The Pirates grabbed the tournament title in a 7-2 win Saturday morning over runner-up Whitestown Post 1113.

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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Mike McDermott Leads State American Legion for Next Year

    Mike McDermott, center, is sworn in as Department of New York commander.

    Mike McDermott, center, is sworn in as Department of New York commander. Photo by Doug Malin.

    BUFFALO — Elected with full acclamation of the delegate body, Mike McDermott took over the reins of leadership from outgoing Department Commander Gary Schacher on Saturday, the last day of the 101st Annual Convention.

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