Westtown American Legion Baseball expects to field teams of players ages 13 – 18 (as of 4/30/2016) in tournaments, and potential other games to be determined by coaches this fall season. Some tournaments may require one or more weeknight games to be played under the lights at Caln, Kennett, or Brandywine.

    18U tournaments are scheduled 9/8-15, 9/22-29, 10/6-13, and 10/28-11/2.
    16U tournaments are scheduled 9/17-21, and 10/14-21.
    13U is tentatively scheduled for the weekends of 10/3, and 10/17.

    Cost to players will be $50.00 per tournament. We will ask if possible that players who enter will enter for all, not individual tournaments, for their age group so that we may get a better head count. An additional fee may be required to cover the expense of additional games scheduled by coaches.

    Westtown American Legion Baseball works closely with the Rustin High School baseball program and we anticipate some participation from their coaching staff.

    We will need your feedback to determine our eligibility, so please respond asap by using the 2015 Falll Ball online registration






    The Westtown Express will provide young men the opportunity to play competitive baseball, while embracing fairness, hard work and a respect for all teammates and competitors.


    The Ball Player's 10 Commandments

    1. Nobody ever became a ball player by walking after the ball
    2. You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder
    3. If what you did yesterday still looks big to you; you haven't done much today
    4. Keep your head up and you not have to keep it down
    5. When you start to slide, slide! He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one
    6. Do not alibi on bad hops. Anyone can field a good one
    7. Always run them ouot. You can never tell
    8. Never Quit
    9. Do not find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are
    10. A pitcher who hasn't got control hasn't got anything

    Written by Chief Bender, Phila Athletics: 1903-1914

    Baseball Made Perfectly Clear

    This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that’s in sends players out one at a time to see if they can get in before they get out. If they get out before they get in, they come in; but, it doesn’t count.  If they get in before they get out, it does count.

    When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without getting out, the team that’s out comes in and the team that’s in goes out to get those going in out before they get in without being out.

    When both teams have been in and out nine times the game is over. The team with the most in without being out before coming in wins unless the ones in are equal, in which case, the last ones go out to get the ones in out before they get in without being out.

    The game ends when each team has the same number of ins out; but, one team has more in without being out before coming in.

    Just a simple game, isn’t it? 

    By Harry K.