American Legion baseball was founded in the U.S. in 1925, and since then, nearly half of all MLB Players have played some sort of legion baseball, mostly at the high school level. There are a number of strong legion teams in the Mid-Columbia area.
It's no secret that Minor League Baseball has some of the coolest looking hats in all of professional sports. Not only are MLB affiliated teams very creative with on-field promotions, but their team names and hats bring in millions of dollars in merchandising every year.
Although the San Diego Padres are not having the best season so far in 2017, their farm system is considered one of the deepest and most promising in all of baseball. One of those prospects, who was pitching in Tri-City only two seasons ago, threw a shutout Sunday.