Become part of new Post 38 backstop
The Dundalk American Legion Post 38 has a pretty good baseball field: outfield fences, dugouts, manual scoreboard and easy access to the facilities of the Post 38 building itself.
(The Post received an assist several years ago from the Eastern Baltimore County Over-40 Baseball League, which helped fix up the field and uses the field along with Post 38’s own baseball team.)
The backstop, however, while functional, is thought by many to be too close to home plate and could stand an upgrade.
An upgrade is in the works. And Post 38 is offering people an opportunity to become part of the new backstop.
The Legion Post is selling commemorative bricks that will be part of the new backstop.
The bricks can be personalized, and allow people “to leave a lasting legacy while assisting Post 38 in the overall cost of the project.”
The Post is looking to raise $50,000 to build the new backstop (which will be placed further back from home plate than the current backstop).
Post 38 itself will include bricks commemorating fallen veterans and law enforcement officers.
People who purchase bricks to be part of the backstop can have them personalized, used as a permanent tribute for a loved one, mention a business or organization, or just show support for the Post 38 baseball program and its players.
The Post 38 baseball program was revived in 2012 after a 10-year hiatus. It is currently the only American Legion baseball team in Baltimore County.
After struggling the first few years after its return, the Post 38 team has been competitive the past three years. The Iron Eagles finished in third place (out of eight teams) in the Anne Arundel/North County Division with an 8-8 record this season.
A 4”x8” brick is $100; $110 with a stock or custom logo. An 8”x8” brick is $160 ($170 with stock/custom logo) and a 12’x12” brick is $220 and the stock/custom logo will be free.
American Legion members and active/retired members of the military get a 50 percent discount. Active American Legion and Over40 baseball league players will receive a free logo on their brick.
Stock logos include those for the American Legion, United State Marine Corps, United State Navy, U.S. Army and Air Force, the Coast Guard, an American flag and a baseball. People can also submit their own logo designs.
Contact the American Legion Post 38 at 3300 Dundalk Avenue (410-288-2297, dundalkpost38.org and info@dundalkpost38. org) to purchase a brick. Checks should be made payable to: American Legion Post 38 Baseball.
The Dundalk American Legion Post 38 is planning to build a brick backstop to replace its current backstop. The Post is giving people an opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks which will be a part of the backstop. The above photo showing the current backstop is from an Eastern Baltimore County Over-40 Baseball League game.