2005 American Legion Baseball

in the 4th District of Minnesota

Last Updated: 8/2/05, 11 p.m.

Current Season Info Current Season Standings/Awards District Tournament Info/Results
Prior Seasons' Results Yearly League/Tournament Winners League MVP's, by Year
State Tournament Info Regional Tournament Info World Series Info
  Listing of District Posts  

Current District 4 Season Info

State Tournament Bracket is Now Available On-line
Visit the Official Minnesota State Tournament page to view a web page version, or a PDF version of the bracket, with District-by-District pairings, game times, and field designations!

Tri-City Alum Pitching Sensation, Stephen Grasley, to Hold Pitching Clinic at Irondale
Get the inside scoop about what life is like in the Minor League system -- and learn improved pitching techniques from the guy who rewrote the stats in American Legion pitching. Not only was Stephen a significant contributor during Tri-City Red's 1999 National Championship season, but he earned the the National American Legion's greatest honor by being awarded the Bob Feller Pitching Award for 1999. He was 18-2, with 10 saves and 179 strikeouts during the 1999 season alone. Many more awards followed for Stephen, while playing for Creighton University in Omaha, NE -- and see the link below for information on his current assignment within the Seattle Mariners system. For further information about the pitching clinic, scheduled for October 1, 2005 at the Irondale High School Baseball Field, contact Stephen by e-mail -- or download a brochure and registration form here! (PDF Acrobat Reader File: 309 KB)

4th District Banquet Scheduled for Monday, August 1st

Celebrate the close of the 4th District American Legion Season at the Annual Banquet on Monday, August 1st, hosted by North St. Paul Post #39 (2678 7th Avenue E., in North St. Paul, 651-777-1141). "Pregame warmups" start at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. Contact Elmer, Jeff or George Bodlovick (4th District Director) for tickets.

Alexandria Claims First 2005 State Tournament Berth
Alexandria defeated Willmar 16-7 late Tuesday night to claim the first Minnesota American Legion State tournament berth -- in the name of District 7. Earlier in the day, Willmar had defeated Marshall 4-3 for the chance to beat Alexandria twice in the District Tournament. Only one other berth had been filled prior to July 26th -- and that was the host berth, which belongs to the Waite Park Silver Stars. (Tri-City Red had defeated the Silver Stars in the state championship game in St. Cloud in 2000 to claim its 5th Minnesota State Title.) Watch the rest of the State Tournament berths fill in, by visiting the Official Minnesota State Tournament page, which Tri-City maintains on this site, along with the Statewide Legion Coaches' & Media Poll, in a cooperative effort with the State Office of Minnesota American Legion Baseball.

Track District 1 and Other Playoffs Online

It's playoff time in all 10 of Minnesota's American Legion Baseball Districts! (For more information on the location of each district, visit the
Minnesota Legion Baseball Page within this site, or the Minnesota Department site at www.mnlegion.org.) Follow playoff action in the 1st District (SE Minnesota, e.g., Rochester), at www.district1scores.org. Take this link to the District 6 Playoff Bracket. For information on what's going on in other Districts, search for American Legion Baseball stories on statewide newspapers at www.mnnews.com. Of the several hundred Legion teams in Minnesota, few (nor Legion Posts) have websites, but here are a some to check out: Alexandria, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Burnsville, Hopkins, Chaska, Edina, Prior Lake.

Alum, Stephen Grasley, Making Steady Progress in Minor Leagues
Former 4th District, Tri-City Red pitching star, Stephen Grasley (1998-2000), picked up his 7th win on July 14th for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, improving his ERA to 3.29.
The Timber Rattlers compete in the Midwest League and are a Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Grasley is now 7-0, and has 2 saves. He has appeared in 29 games and struck out 48 batters in 68 innings. Follow Steve's progress at www.timberrattlers.com. His stats can also be checked at this direct link to Grasley's official stats: Minor League Baseball.com.


2005 District Director
George Bodlovick

2005 Coaching Rosters, by Team

Post Business Manager / Adjutant Manager/Head Coach Coach Coach
Arcade Phalen #577: Robert King Tony Zahradka Chris Kruger Nick Zahradka
Hamline #418 John Knox Mike Brown Pat Meyer Ian O'Connell
North End #474 Roger Robert Mike Plumley Charlie Sagert Dave Herroff, Ed Brandt
North St. Paul #39 Greg Nadeau Ron Adams Bob Horner Jeff Motz
Rosetown #542 Tom Nalipinski Dave Fagerlie Marc Fioravanti Steve Kinsel
Tri-City #513 Ed Lindquist & Elmer Buttweiler Jeff Larsen Doug Field Glenn Poser
White Bear Lake #168 Mike Martens Joe Janitschke Paul Nalipinski Craig Tacheny


4th District League Standings & Awards

2005 Season - Final

Place Team Win Loss Percent GB
1 Tri-City Red 14 3 .824 --
2 Hamline 12 6 .667 2.5
3 North End 11 6 .647 3
4 North St. Paul 9 9 .500 5.5
5 Rosetown 7 11 .389 7.5
6 Arcade-Phalen 5 13 .278 9.5
7 White Bear 5 13 .278 9.5

2005 District MVP:
(Announced at 4th District Banquet)

Derek McCallum Pitcher / Infielder Tri-City Red

2005 Team MVP's:

Arcade-Phalen Andy Fitzgerald, Scott Hoium
Hamline Louie Salmen
North End Josh Brandt, Al Sagert
North St. Paul B.J. Thompson
Rosetown Sam Blevins
Tri-City Red Derek McCallum
White Bear Ryan Gallaway

2005 All District Team:
(Announced at 4th District Banquet)

Arcade Phalen  
North End  
North St. Paul  
Tri-City Red  
White Bear  

2005 District Banquet:

37th Annual 4th District American Legion Baseball Banquet
Monday, August 1st, 2005

North St. Paul Post #39
2678 7th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109

PREGAME: 6:00 p.m.
DINNER: 7:00 p.m.
COST: $9.00/person

Contact your Team Manager or George Bodlovick for Tickets!

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2005 4th District Tournament

The Annual 4th District Championship Tournament will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2005 through Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Midway Stadium and North St. Paul.

View and/or Print a 2005 4th District Tournament Bracket (FINAL) PDF File: 45 KB
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District 4 Championship Tournament Game Schedule
(9 inning games; Winner represents the 4th District in the State Tournament)

Game #/Date Team Score vs. Team (Home) Score at Field
Single Elimination Round (all teams, except league champion)
1-Tuesday, 7/26/05 Team 7 - White Bear (eliminated) 1 Team 2 - Hamline 11
(7 inn.)
Macalaster College, 5 p.m.
2-Tuesday, 7/26/05 Team 5 - Rosetown (eliminated) 8 Team 4 - North St. Paul 15 North St. Paul, 6 p.m.
3-Tuesday, 7/26/05 Team 6 - Arcade-Phalen 8 Team 3 - North End (eliminated) 0 Midway, 8 p.m.
Dougle Elimination Tournament
4-Wednesday, 7/27/05 North St. Paul 7
(10 inn)
Hamline 5 North St. Paul, 5 p.m.
5-Wednesday, 7/27/05 Arcade-Phalen 2 Tri-City Red 12
(8 inn.)
North St. Paul, 8 p.m.
6-Thursday, 7/28/05 Arcade-Phalen (eliminated) 4 Hamline 5 North St. Paul, 5 p.m.
7-Thursday, 7/28/05 North St. Paul 10 Tri-City Red 11 North St. Paul, 8 p.m.
8-Friday, 7/29/05 North St. Paul 7 Hamline 17
(7 inn)
North St. Paul, 6 p.m.
9-Saturday, 7/30/05 Hamline 7 Tri-City Red 18
(7 inn.)
North St. Paul, 5 p.m.


2005 Minnesota State Tournament

The Annual Minnesota State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament will be held in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Play begins on Thursday, August 4, 2005 and continues through Sunday, August 7, 2005. Team check-in will take place on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, with the annual banquet being held that evening. For more information on the host facilties and location in St. Cloud, as well as links to St. Cloud visitor information, visit the Municipal Athletic Complex's website. Tri-City Red will represent the 4th District, playing their first game at 1 p.m., Thursday, at Joe Faber Field.

More 2005 State Tournament
Information & Details

2005 Regional Championship Tournaments

The 2005 Regional American Legion Tournaments will be held as follows:

Central Plains: Mandan, North Dakota Thursday, 8/11/05 - Monday, 8/15/05
Great Lakes: Moline, Illinois Thursday, 8/11/05 - Monday, 8/15/05

2005 World Series National Championship Tournament

The 2005 American Legion World Series will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota on Friday, August 19, 2005 through Tuesday, August 23, 2005.

For more information on the Regional and National Tournaments, visit Rapid City's official web site, or take this link to the National American Legion Baseball Web Site.

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Links To:

Statewide American Legion Baseball Coaches' Poll
Prior Minnesota State Champions
Prior Minnesota Outstanding Tournament Players of the Year
Other State Department Awards and Trophies

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Prior District 4 Season Info

2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996
1995 1994 1993 1992
1991 1990 1989 1988
1987 1986 1985 1984

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