Welcome to

4th District
American Legion Baseball

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Last Updated: 9/1/12

Home of more Minnesota State Champions than any other District in the State!

We Take Great Pride in our Legion Baseball on the East Side!

Page Index

Key Links

MN Legion Baseball Home Page (Team Resources & Info, Rule Books, Registration Instructions, Forms, Tournament Listings and much more.)
National AL Baseball Home Page (Team Registration System, National Directory of Legion Teams, Nationwide Tournament Listings, and much more.)
Weekly Statewide Legion Poll
MN State Tournament Home Page
Gopher Classic Tournament Page
St. Paul Baseball Old Timers
4th District LEGION Home Page
Friends of St. Paul Baseball
Ball Park Fans & Friends
(Proposal for a "new Midway")
MN State High School League
Contact Us

Tools / Info for Coaches:

St. Paul Municipal Athletics:
Umpire Schedule & Handbook
General Info (Athletics Home Page)
2012 Statewide Staff Directory & Player Eligibility Summary
2012 List of Area Schools/Enrollments & Base-School Teams
District 4 School Attendance Boundary Info and School District Maps:
St. Paul School Attend. Boundaries (click on a school name for map)
St. Paul Schools: Other Maps
Roseville School Dist Map Page
White Bear School Dist Map Page
(map that includes elem. school boundaries has better street detail)
NSP/Mplwd/Oakdale Dist Map Pg (use bound. brochure for quick ref.)
Mounds View School Dist Map Pg
Ramsey County Map Service
(You can opt to overlay school district boundaries on county map)
Adjacent School Districts/Schools:
WSP/Mendta/Eagan Dist Map Pg
So.Wash Cty School Dist Map Pg (Woodbury, Cottage Grove)
Stillwater School Dist Map Page
Mahtomedi School Dist Map Pg
South St. Paul School Dist Map Pg
Inv Grv Heigts School Dist Map
(take "Boundary" link on left)
Col. Hgts School Dist Map Pg
Fridley School Dist Map Page
St. Anthony/New Brighton Dist Map (Link to map is on right of Home Pg)
Spring Lk Pk School Dist Map Pg
Centennial School Dist Map
(Link to map is on left of Home Pg)
Anoka-Henn School Dist Map Pg
Forest Lake School Dist Map Pg
Link to Statewide School District Maps on MN Legion Home Page (see Team Admin. Resources section)
2012 District Contact List
2012 District Rules


Current Season Schedule & Results

2012 League Schedule
Updated periodically with
Scores and Schedule Changes
(Updated 7/22/12, 11:45 pm)

Note to Friends/Fans: Although provided to them, the St. Paul paper has not been publishing the daily game schedule, citing lack of space. We anticipate the same this year. If you, as a newspaper subscriber, find this disappointing, please contact the newspaper to express your opinion.

The above schedule is not updated on an hour-to-hour basis to reflect last minute scheule changes, postponements due to weather, etc. Therefore, for the most up-to-date schedule information, contact the applicable team directly.

Season Notes & Announcements

District 4 Baseball Banquet
(44th Annual !!!!)

Monday, July 30, 2012

6:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 pm - Dinner & Team / Individual Awards
$12.00 per person
Arcade-Phalen Post 577
1129 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Ticket Information:
If you are associated with a District 4 team,
contact your team's manager (see below)
to purchase ticket(s).

If you are a District 4 Legion Baseball Fan,
who is not necessarily associated with a team,
Tony Zahradka, 651-717-8754,
to purchase ticket(s).


Tri-City Red Golf Outing
Sunday, August 12, 2012
(Dinner & Silent Auction to follow golf.)
Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater

Multiple ways to participate!
1) Come to Golf; 2) Come to Golf and have Dinner; 3) Come for Dinner Only; 4) Sponsor a Hole;
5) Make a Contribution or Donate Goods for Raffle/Silent Auction

Registration Form / Sponsorship Form

For more information, contact Rus Poser
or event coordinator,
Katie Braid, 651-343-3000.


St. Paul Baseball Old Timers
Benefit Baseball Game

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:15 p.m.
Midway Stadium

Come out to Midway and help the Old Timers support Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul (formerly Our Lady of Good Counsel Home), which provides end-of-life care for individuals with limited financial resources.

Raffles tickets for cash prizes will also be available during the game (need not be present to win).

So, stop out to Midway, buy a few raffle tickets, and have a great time, while supporting a worthy cause!

For further information (including information on how to join the St. Paul Baseball Old Timers club, see the Baseball Old Timers' web page.

Also, download the fundraising letter on the event and pass it along to friends and acquaintances!


Season Standings

4th District American Legion Baseball
FINAL League Standings
Through Sunday, 7/22/12
Place Team Win Loss Percent GB LTP
1 (1) North St. Paul 15 3 .833 -- 0
2 (1) Tri-City Red 15 3 .833 -- 0
3 (2) Hamline Purple 12 6 .667 3.0 0
4 (2) Maplewood Green 12 6 .667 3.0 0
5 (2) Rosetown 9 9 .500 6.0 0
6 (2) Tri-City Maroon 9 9 .500 6.0 0
7 (2) White Bear Orange 9 9 .500 6.0 0
8 Hamline Red 6 12 .333 9.0 0
9 Roseville East 3 15 .167 12.0 0
10 Arcade-Phalen 0 18 .000 15.0 0
Tie-Breakers: (1) Head-to-head; (2) Least RA/innings played in head-to-head games; (3) Most RS/innings played in head-to-head games; (4) Coin flip.

State and National Tournament Info

2012 86th Annual MN Division I State Tournament:
- Hosted by Chaska
- Team Reporting & Banquet: Thursday, August 2
- Games: Friday, Augiust 3 - Monday, August 6

2012 Central Plains Region 6 Tournament:
- Hosted by Dickinson, ND
- August 9 - August 13

2012 87th Annual ALB World Series
- Hosted by Shelby, NC
- August 17 - August 21

Attention, Coaches!!
2012 District Deadlines:

All teams must register for 2012 by completing their Team Application on the National site by May 1st.

Team Insurance must be in force by date of first practice, or May 15th, whichever is earlier. A $200 late fee will be assessed by National, if insurance is purchased after 5/15.

All Team Rosters, Form 2's, Form 76's, Form 77's, and Double-Rostered Player Lists must be in Gail's hands no later than Monday, June 11.

Team rosters must be submitted "as final" on the National System by June 20.


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Team / Staff Directory

4th District League Directors:
Gail Kalata
Patrick Meyer

2012 Participating Teams (Printable District 4 Team Contact List Coming Soon)

Team / Sponsor
Click on Team name for team web site. Click on Post name for Post web site
Base School
(basis for player recruiting)
Primary Contact(s) Roster/Schedule (if supplied)
Arcade-Phalen /
Arcade-Phalen Post #577
St. Paul Johnson High School Tony Zahradka, Head Coach,
Russ Zahradka, Team Manager
Hamline Red /
Hamline American Legion Post #418
St. Paul Highland Park High School Jesse Lopez, Head Coach,
Mike Brown, Business Manager
Hamline Purple /
Hamline American Legion Post #418
Cretin Derham Hall Tony Cicalello, Head Coach,
Mike Brown, Business Manager
Maplewood Green /
3M Post #599
Hill-Murray High School Tom Quinlan, Manager & Head Coach  
North St. Paul /
North Saint Post #39
North High School (NSP) Ron Adams, Manager & Head Coach Roster / Schedule
Rosetown /
Rosetown Memorial Post #542
Roseville High School Adam Barta, Head Coach,
Kevin Busch, Business Manager
See team web site.
Roseville East /
Galaxy Dental Studio
Roseville High School (Concordia Academy) John Holleran, Mgr. & Head Coach
Eric Schutte, Business Manager
Tri-City Maroon /
Tri-City American Legion Post #513
Irondale High School Noah Nesler, Manager & Head Coach  
Tri-City Red /
Tri-City American Legion Post #513
Mounds View High School Steve Grasley, Mgr. & Head Coach,
Rus Poser, Business Manager
See team web site.
White Bear White /
WBL American Legion Post #168
White Bear Lake High School Pete Bothum, Head Coach
Joe Janitschke, Team Manager
Note: Not participating in 2012.
White Bear Orange /
WBL Baseball Boosters
White Bear Lake High School Ryan Fitzpatrick, Head Coach,
Jeff Wagner, Business Manager

For general information regarding American Legion Baseball
and player eligibility, please feel free to review the information

available on the
MN American Legion Baseball Home Page.

For help in determining the American Legion Baseball team for
which you are eligible to play, please
contact us.

For a complete list of registered teams in Minnesota, visit the
National American Legion Team Directory.


Field Locations

Note: Several of these links point to the school's home page (with address and map)
on the Minnesota State High School League web site.


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District Tournament Information

View and/or Print a 2012 4th District Tournament Bracket
(To return to this page, use the "back" button on your Internet Browser.)

District 4 Championship Tournament Game Schedule
(9 inning games; Winner represents the 4th District in the State Tournament)
Check with your team in the event of rain for the most up-to-date information.

Game #/Date Team Score vs. Team Score at Field
Single Elimination Play-in Games
1 - Monday, July 23, 2012 Roseville East (#9) 10 Hamline Red (#8) 9 5:00 pm, Midway Stadium
2 - Monday, July 23, 2012 Arcade-Phalen (#10) 1 White Bear Orange (#7) 6 8:00 pm, Midway Stadium
Double Elimination Tournament
1 - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Rosetown (#5) 1 Maplewood Green (#4) 3 5:00 pm, North St. Paul
2 - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Tri-City Maroon (#6) 3 Hamline Purple(#3) 2 5:00 pm, Midway Stadium
3 - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 White Bear Orange(#7) 2 Tri-City Red (#2) - 8 innings 12 8:00 pm, Midway Stadium
4 - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Roseville East(#8) 1 North St. Paul (#1) - 7 innings 22 8:00 pm, North St. Paul
5 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Loser of Game 3 - White Bear Orange 4 Loser of Game 2 - Hamline Purple - 7 innings 14 5:00 pm, North St. Paul
6 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Loser of Game 4 - Roseville East 0 Loser of Game 1 - Rosetown 7 5:00 pm, Midway Stadium
7 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Winner of Game 2 - Tri-City Maroon 0 Winner of Game 3 - Tri-City Red 9 8:00 pm, Midway Stadium
8 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Winner of Game 1 - Maplewood Green 0 Winner of Game 4 - North St. Paul 2 8:00 pm, North St. Paul
9 - Thursday, July 26, 2012 Loser of Game 7 - Tri-City Maroon 6 Winner of Game 6 - Rosetown 10 5:00 pm, Midway Stadium
10-Thursday, July 26, 2012 Loser of Game 8 - Maplewood Green 5 Winner of Game 5 - Hamline Purple 7 5:00 pm, North St. Paul
11-Thursday, July 26, 2012 Winner of Game 7 - Tri-City Red 9 Winner of Game 8 - North St. Paul 1 8:00 pm, North St. Paul
12-Friday, July 27, 2012 Winner of Game 9 - Rosetown 3 Winner of Game 10 - Hamline Purple 5 5:00 pm, North St. Paul
13-Friday, July 27, 2012 Winner of Game 12 - Hamline Purple (14 inn.) 8 Loser of Game 11 - North St. Paul 7 8:00 pm, North St. Paul
14-Saturday, July 28, 2012 Winner of Game 13 - Hamline Purple 0 Winner of Game 11 - Tri-City Red 4 Noon, North St. Paul (championship)
15-Saturday, July 28, 2012, if nec. Loser of Game 14 - NA   Winner of Game 14 - NA   3:00 pm, North St. Paul, if necessary
Tournament Notes: Congratulations to 2012 4th District Champ, Tri-City Red. Good luck in the State Tournament; we know you will represent District 4 well!

State and National Tournament Information:

MN American Legion Baseball Home Page

MN State Tournament Home Page

Information on Other District Tournaments

Some of the below are actual documents (which may or may not be updated with scores);
Some of the below are links to brackets that are located on other sites -- which also may or may not be updated with scores.

2012 1st District Tournament Bracket
(Southeast Minnesota)
2012 2nd District Tournament Bracket
(Southwest Minnesota)
2012 3rd District Tournament Bracket
(NE-SE-SW Metro)
2012 5th District Tournament Bracket
(Minneapolis & Richfield)
2012 6th District Tournament Bracket
(Central Minnesota)
2012 7th District Tournament Bracket
(West Central Minnesota)
2012 8th District Tournament Info
(Northeast Minnesota)
2012 9th District Tournament Bracket
(Northwest Minnesota)
2012 10th District Tournament Schedule
(West/North Metro)


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Post Season Events & Awards

The 2012 4th District Banquet will be held on Monday, July 30th. (See the information at the top of this page for further information.)

Printable list of all 2012 Award Recipients

2012 District MVP:
Honorees Announced at Annual 4th District Banquet at end of regular season)
4th District MVP is Honored each year at the
St. Paul Old-Timer's Hot Stove League Banquet

Max Knutson Tri-City Red Pitcher, Outfield

2012 Jim Bass Award
(Coach of the Year)
This award was presented for the first time in 2010. Jim Bass was a legendary coach on the East Side of St. Paul,
who was heavily involved in coaching many youth sports, in addition to baseball. Awarded the Purple Heart for service to his country in
Vietnam (wounded three separate times), his injuries ultimately led to significant health problems, resulting in his premature death at the age
of 58 in 2000. As Manager and Head Coach of the Arcade-Phalen American Legion Baseball team, Jim led the team to a State Championship title
in 1979, a State Runner-up title in 1980, as well as numerous 4th District Championships during his tenure.

4th District Coaches determine the recipient of this award through a blind vote.;
the honor of receiving this award signifies the great respect held for a coach by his peers --
for his service to his players, his community, and the game in general, both on and off the field.

Ron Adams North St. Paul


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Past-Season Archives

Prior Year 4th District Results

(Printable Versions of the Following are Coming Soon!)

4th District League & Tournament Winners, by Year


League Winner

League Record

League Runner-Up, Record

League Record  

Tournament Winner

Tourn. Record

Tournament Runner-Up

Tourn. Record
2010   North St. Paul 13.5-2.5 Tri-City Red 11-5   North St. Paul 4-0 Rosetown 3-2
2009   Hamline Purple 13-3 North St. Paul 12.5-3.5   Hamline Purple 4-0 North St. Paul 3-2
2008   Tri-City Red 19-2 North St. Paul 18-3   North St. Paul 4-1 Hamline Purple 3-2
2007   Tri-City Red 15-3 North St. Paul 13-5   Tri-City Red 3-0 North St. Paul 3-2
2006   Tri-City Red 17-1 Rosetown 12-6   Hamline 4-0 Tri-City Red 2-2
2005   Tri-City Red 14-3 Hamline 12-6   Tri-City Red 3-0 Hamline 3-2
2004   Rosetown 9-3 Hamline 7-5   Tri-City Red 5-1 Rosetown 2-2
2003   North St. Paul 11-1 Rosetown 8-4   Tri-City Red 5-1 North St. Paul 2-2
2002   Tri-City Red 13-3 North St. Paul 14-4   North St. Paul 4-1 Tri-City Red 3-2
2001   Rosetown 8-4 North St. Paul 9-5   Hamline 4-1 North End  
2000   Tri-City Red 13-3 North St. Paul 11-5   Tri-City Red      
1999   Tri-City Red 17-1 North St. Paul 14-4   Tri-City Red      
1998   Hamline* 11-2 North St. Paul* 11-2   Tri-City Red      
1997   Hamline 13-3 Tri-City Red 12-3   Tri-City Red      
1996   Tri-City Red 15-1 Hamline     Hamline      
1995   Tri-City Red 11-3 North St. Paul 10-4   Rosetown      
1994   Tri-City Red 15-1 North St. Paul 13-3   Tri-City Red      
1993   North St. Paul* 13-3 Tri-City Red* 13-3   Tri-City Red 4-1 White Bear 4-2
1992   Tri-City Red 15-1 North St. Paul 11-5   Rosetown   Tri-City Red  
1991   Hamline 13-3 Tri-City Red 11-5   Hamline   Rosetown  
1990   North St. Paul 13-3 Hamline     Hamline 5-1 Rosetown 4-2

4th District League & Tournament Winners, by Year

The 4th District MVP is honored each year at the St. Paul Old Timer's Hot Stove League Banquet.

Year Player Team Position(s)
2010 Jesse Nickols Tri-City Red Outfield, Pitcher
2009 David Bettenburg Hamline Purple Outfield


Matt Puhl North St. Paul Shortstop, Pitcher


Nick Colwell Tri-City Red Outfield, Pitcher, 1st Base
2007 Matt Puhl North St. Paul Shortstop, Pitcher
2006 Derek McCallum Tri-City Red Infield
2005 Derek McCallum Tri-City Red Pitcher, Infield
2004 Corey Kieger Rosetown Infield
2003 Sean Tracy Rosetown Pitcher, Outfield, 1B
2002 Jordan Roering North St. Paul Center Field
2001 Jay Horner North St. Paul Catcher
2000 Steven Grasley Tri-City Red Pitcher, Infield
1999 Billy Schmeider Tri-City Red 2nd Base, OF
1998 Jack Hannahan St. Paul Hamline  
1997 Joe Rosenthal Rosetown Memorial  
1996 Ben Birk St. Paul Hamline  
1995* Nute Fisher North St. Paul  
1995* Rich Seidenkranz Tri-City Red  
1994* Robb Ramacher Tri-City Red Outfield
1994* Robb Quinlan North St. Paul  
1993 Mike Maslowski Tri-City Red 3rd Base
1992 Mike Maslowski Tri-City Red 3rd Base
1991 Ian Carlson St. Paul North End  
1990 Robert Lambert St. Paul Attucks Brooks  
1989 Andy Saum North St. Paul  
1988 Brian Heather Rosetown Memorial  
1987 Jim Conlee Jacobsen Memorial  
1986 Brian Peters St. Paul Hamline  
1985 Omar Vacca Jacobsen Memorial  
1984 Ted Beaulieu North St. Paul  
1983 Brent Odegard Rosetown Memorial  
1982 Mark Kaufman Jacobsen Memorial  
1981 Joe Paatalo North End  
1980 Clark Davison St. Paul Arcade Phalen  
1979 Dale Forsythe North St. Paul  
1978 Mirch Lanceman St. Paul Hamline  
1977 Scott Ordahl North St. Paul  
1976 Mark Macer Hazel Park  

*Co-MVP's Named for the Year

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