Founded in 1925, American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been, and continues to be, a stepping stone to manhood for millions of young men who have gone on to serve their country or community, raise families or play the sport at the highest level.
California Teams have won the American Legion Baseball World Series more times than any other state with a total of 17 World Series Championships.
1928 – Oakland CA Post 5
1938 – San Diego CA Post 6
1941 – San Diego CA Post 6
1942 – Los Angeles CA Post 357
1949 – Oakland CA Post 337
1950 – Oakland CA Post 337
1951 – Los Angeles CA Post 715
1954 – San Diego CA Post 492
1963 – Long Beach CA Posts 27
1964 – Upland CA Post 73
1966 – Oakland CA Post 337
1970 – West Covina CA Post 790
1971 – West Covina CA Post 790
1976 – Santa Monica CA Post 123
1989 – Woodland Hills CA Post 826
1992 – Newbury Park CA
2000 – Danville CA Post 246
The Clovis Nighthawk's were formed in 2021 and are Sponsored by Cecil Cox Post 147 located in downtown Clovis. In early July of 2022 the Nighthawk's competed in the best of three series against the Atwater/Merced Yammers at Chukchansi Park. Going into Game 3 the series was tied at 1 win apiece. The Nighthawk's took game 3 of the series with a score of 13-8 and claimed the title of Area 3 Champions and secured their slot in the California State Championship Tournament.
The annual State Championship American Legion Baseball Tournament was played between 22 to 26 July 2022 at Pete Biden Field on the campus of Fresno State University. By any standard, this tournament was a resounding success.
Eight teams competed for the title of State Champion in a double elimination tournament. The Petaluma Leghorns emerged victorious in a dramatic winner-take-all finale against a team competing in the state championship for the first time, our Clovis Nighthawks. Petaluma will represent California this year in the Regional Championship beginning 3 August 2022, in Fairfield, CA. The Fairfield Expos, Area 1 Champions, were eliminated in the Semi-Final round of competition by the Nighthawk's, but will play in the Regional Tournament due to being host team.
The Nighthawk's are a senior level team (High School grades 10-12) and composed of players from several several area High Schools. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact us firstname.lastname@example.org