NP American Legion Baseball Launches Hall of Fame

first-nationalsNorth Platte American Legion Baseball has had a long and distinguished run in North Platte, with the program officially starting around 1960.

Hundreds of players and fans, along with dozens of coaches and others truly dedicated to the program have been involved in American Legion Baseball, and the Board of Directors decided a Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individuals should be started.

The inaugural class includes two coaches, two players and two individuals who donated countless hours to making North Platte American Legion Baseball what it has become.  Future plans are to include other deserving individuals and teams that enjoyed extraordinary success.

Nominations may be sent to PO Box 628 North Platte Ne 69103.  North Platte Legion baseball would like to announce their first class of 2013 Hall of Fame inductees.  The six inductees are George Lebedz, Chuck Francis, Lynn Stockall, Chuck Schwartz, Bill Hays and Shawn Fleck.

The Hall of Fame weekend will begin at 4:30 Friday May 3rd at Bill wood Field with an intrasquad scrimmage of our current Legion teams followed by an alumni vs alumni game at 7:30pm.  In between innings we will honor the hall of fame inductees.  Admission is free.  Saturday May 4th, the American Legion 4 person golf scramble will begin at Lake Maloney Golf course with a shotgun start at 12:30.  Following the golf tournament, there will be a banquet honoring the 2013 North Platte Legion Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.  The golf tournament cost is $65.00 which includes the banquet or tickets for the banquet only are $15.00.  . All past legion players are invited to come out and participate and the entire community is welcome.

The First Nationals will start their regular season Sat May 18th when the Seniors travel to Scottsbluff. The Juniors host Scottsbluff at 1:00pm. Both teams will be home against McCook Monday May 20th. First pitch for the juniors is at 5:30, with the senior game to follow.