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By Bob Manelski 05/09/2024, 1:30pm EDT

Delaware Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2024


One of the most successful baseball programs at any level in the state, the Joseph B. Stahl American Legion Post #30 in New Castle has been in existence for 59 years this spring. They become the eighth team/program to be inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame.


During those previous 58 seasons, Stahl Post has produced numerous state championships, national championship tournament appearances, notable coaches, and over 500 talented players who have gone on to compete at the college, professional, and Major League level.


Overall, Stahl Post has captured 33 state championships, won three regional titles, made three World Series appearances, and had 33 players drafted or signed professionally, including seven who went on to play in the Major Leagues. In 1967, Joe Cherico won the American Legion national batting championship.


Four others – Pat Ramone, Tripp Keister, Dave May, and Donovan May – have become MLB scouts and nine more - Fred Bloom, Riley, John Bednash, Ramone, Jim Sherman, Matt Brainard, Keister, Jim Fallers, and Dave Beccaria – have become college head coaches. Another 17 alumni have been inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame.


Among the Stahl Post alumni who have played at the Major League level are Cliff Brumbaugh, Derrick May, Kevin Mench, and Brett Oberholtzer


The induction will take place at Frawley Stadium on June 19th at 6 PM prior to the Blue Rocks Game.


DEBCA website Class 2024 Press Release


2024 State Seeding


Wins Ratio
Stahl Post 30


Delaware Post 1 0 .00
Fox Post 2 0 .00
Delvets Post 1 0 .00
D.C. Harrison Post 14 0 .00
Post 28  0 .00
Post 10 Generals 0 .00

Wins based on scores report 

In 2023, the Department Baseball Committee has changed the seeding method used for the State Tournament.

Teams will be seeded based on a ratio of games won versus games scheduled. Right now every team has 18 games on the schedule. Divide the number of wins by 18 and you'll get number we'll use to seed teams. Higher the number, higher the seed.

The American Legion Baseball Code of Conduct

Championship Pin

 I will:

  • Keep the rules
  • Keep faith with my teammates
  • Keep my temper
  • Keep myself fit
  • Keep a stout heart in defeat
  • Keep my pride under control in victory
  • Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body


1.    To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.
2.    To instill in the nation’s youth a sincere desire to develop within
themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and
team spirit.
3.    To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth.
4.    To build for the nation’s future through our youth.

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