With sports at all levels being impacted by COVID-19, summer American Legion Baseball is also having to adjust. Earlier this month the American Legion announced that they have cancelled all of the national regionals and the World Series this summer but left it up to the states to decide if it’s feasible to go ahead with their seasons. Many states have already called off their season 2020 seasons.
Beaver Dam Post 146 team manager Jeff Eberle tells DailyDodge.com that after talking with Wisconsin American Legion officials it looks like they are going to hold off on making a decision until a later time. He says that for teams like Beaver Dam, who play on school district property, they have to wait and see if that property would be opened up over the summer. He adds that Legion baseball would be very flexible to work in a short season between when it was declared safe to play and when high school football potentially starts.
As of now, Eberle says that American Legion Baseball’s insurance policies are also put on hold so no practices or activities can be held until that is lifted.
Post 146 has high expectations for this summer with both the team’s qualifying for the state tournament last year. Brad Franke is taking over as head coach this season after Mark Klawitter stepped down after last season.
Click the link below to hear a complete interview with Beaver Dam American Legion Post 146 Team Manager Jeff Eberle.