WESTTOWN EXPRESS BASEBALL

 

 

Summer Baseball Remains a Possibility with Westtown Legion

We hope that everyone in the Westtown Legion community is healthy and safe. In mid-April, Pennsylvania Legion made the decision to cancel the 2020 Legion baseball season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Westtown Legion is exploring the possibility of playing non-Legion sanctioned baseball in lieu of the Legion season this summer. We have had conversations with a number of teams/leagues who are interested in doing the same once things open up and we are allowed to safely engage in youth sports. We have already purchased shirts, hats, bats and equipment and are ready to go as soon as it is safe to do so. Please continue to check our website for updates, which we’ll post as we have them. The 2020 Baseball Registration is still active (second tab above) and we'd ask anyone who is interested in playing baseball this summer who has not yet done so to register so we can keep tabs on the level of interest.
 
Thanks you for your continuing support of West American Legion Baseball.
 

OUR MISSION

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.

Westtown Express

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.

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 out. 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

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