Little Miss ALWS Pageant Registration is Open

May 10, 2023

The One More One Less Project will benefit from People’s Choice Award Registration is open for the 2023 Little Miss American Legion World Series (ALWS) Pageant, scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 5, at LeGrand Center. Registration is available online at www.7thinningstretch.cc. The pageant is the first event of the festival, with other activities opening […]

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Country artist Chris Lane says ‘Howdy’ to Shelby-Cleveland County

April 29, 2023

N.C. native is headliner for 7th Inning Stretch Festival’s free concerts Country artist Chris Lane will headline the music portion of the 9th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival Saturday, Aug. 5, in Uptown Shelby. A native of Kernersville, N.C., Lane learned to play guitar after sports injuries led him to curtail his ambition of playing […]

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The American Legion National Commander Visits Shelby

March 23, 2023

Shelby’s Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium and Shelby American Legion Post 82 were blessed to host new American Legion National Commander Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola on Wednesday. Troiola, of Rockland County, N.Y., Post 1682, was elected on Sept. 1, 2022 at the 103rd national convention in Milwaukee. (Pictured left is Commander Troiola sharing with local […]

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American Legion rebranding addresses need to modernize

March 15, 2023

Visitors to Keeter Stadium and readers of ALWS literature are seeing a new logo for the series. And an old logo. The old logo, or what can be referred to as the current logo, is still appearing on literature and signage this year but it is making its way out as a new logo takes […]

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ALWS 2022 Day Designations

July 28, 2022

  THURSDAY AUGUST 11 Senior Citizens Day All attendees 55 and older get in FREE after picking up a ticket at the Ticket Office. Game Times | Keeter Stadium G1: 10 AM G2: 1 PM G3: 4 PM G4: 7:30 PM Play ball! The Parade of Champions with all eight teams on the field is […]

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ALWS Fans to Contribute Food for Senior Center and Two Local Ministries

July 28, 2022

Collection boxes to be set at main gate of Keeter Stadium SHELBY, NC – July 25, 2022 – Local ALWS baseball fans are accustomed to contributing nonperishable food and hygiene items to the Neal Senior Center on opening day of The American Legion World Series each August. This year, Atrium Health is sponsoring two more […]

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Josh Turner Headliner for the 7th Inning Stretch Festival

June 14, 2022

7th Inning Stretch Festival Returns to Uptown Shelby – August 6, 2022 The local American Legion World Series committee is pleased to announce that the popular 7th Inning Stretch Festival is returning to Uptown Shelby after a two-year absence caused by the COVID-19 virus. The festival is sponsored by The American Legion Department of North […]

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American Legion World Series Welcomes T-28 Trojan Warbirds and the Golden Knights to Keeter Stadium

May 23, 2022

    Vintage airplanes and Army parachutists set to thrill baseball fans SHELBY, NC – MAY 23, 2022 – Pilots in three T-28 Trojan warbirds are scheduled to execute flyovers at Keeter Stadium during the first three days of the 2022 American Legion World Series. Warbirds are vintage military aircraft now operated by civilian organizations […]

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American Legion World Series Stadium Improvements

March 18, 2022

Getting ready for #ALWS22 work has begun at Keeter Stadium on the extension of the canopy. Morrison Construction is in charge of the work, which will not disrupt the Shelby High School or American Legion Baseball games this season. The huge hole visible in the photos is for the foundation for one of the columns […]

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Tuesday ALWS Schedule and Free Admission

August 17, 2021

Weather permitting 5:00 pm – Game 14 of #ALWS21 Semi-final between Dubuque Co. Iowa and Honolulu, Hawaii Following Game 14 conclusion – Game 15 of #ALWS21 Winner of Game 14 vs Idaho Falls, IA SPECIAL THANK YOU to Charlie and Betty Carrigan and all of our outfield sponsors that make it possible for you to […]

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