North Platte Legion Baseball sign-ups will be Tuesday March 11th and Wednesday March 12th at the Sports Shoppe from 5 pm to 7 pm. Registration forms can be found on the "Handouts" tab.
American Legion Baseball competition in 2014 is open to players born on or after January 1 1995.
Total cost for your son to participate is
$750. A check for $250.00 will be
required at the time of sign-ups. The
check will not be cashed until the teams are chosen. Should your son not make the team, this check
will be returned immediately. If your
son makes the team, the $250 check will be added to the Legion Baseball
Fund. The remaining $500 will be due on
May 10th, 2014. Your son will
have the opportunity to sell as many season passes as he wishes to recoup all
or part of the $750 fee.
If you have questions please call Rick McKain at (308)
530-9039 or Pete Volz at (308)520-1576.
On April 2, 1956, a $35,000 bond issue was resoundingly voted down by North Platte city voters. Coincidentally or not, the election also saw three out of the four sitting councilmen get voted out in favor of a slate of candidates running on the platform of “tax reduction”. North Platte, with a population of approximately 15,000 at the time, had just seen the demise of the semi-pro league that featured the North Platte Plainsmen, a team supported by local businessmen, most notably York Hinman. Hinman, a local truck stop owner, was also involved at a different time with a team called the Hinman Oilers.
Bill Wood Field in North Platte, Nebraska was built in late 1956 and has played home to a Cleveland Indians farm team, several semi-pro teams and currently Post 163 American Legion Baseball. Bill Wood Field has undergone or is currently undergoing several renovations. The dugouts have been enlarge and drinking fountains installed.