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NEWBERRY — Newberry American Legion Post 24 announced that American Legion Baseball is returning to Newberry this spring with home games to be played at Newberry College.

Post 24 has joined with Chapin Post 193 to bring the community some of the best baseball in the state by sponsoring the defending South Carolina Legion champions from 2013.

The group expects to have at least eight home games showcasing the best local talent from Newberry, Mid-Carolina, Chapin, Clinton and Dutch Fork high schools. The season starts with a home game on May 27 at Newberry College and runs through the end of June. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

American Legion Baseball is the oldest and largest nationwide teenage baseball program played throughout America. Since its inception in 1925 over 10 million teenagers have participated.

On average, nearly 70 percent of all college baseball players played American Legion Baseball. Approximately 52 percent of Major League Baseball players played American Legion Baseball and more American Legion alumni have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum than any other amateur baseball program.

These outcomes are the result of the positive support provided mostly by volunteer coaches, American Legion Posts throughout the nation and the local communities in which they play and represent.

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