West Saint Paul started playing American Legion baseball in the late 1950's and continuing through today. Only for about 10 years (mid 1970's-mid 1980's) did the team not have a representative for Legion baseball. Chauncey Breckenridge, West Saint Paul American Legion member, along with coaches Duane Selander and Alf Martagon brought back American Legion baseball in 1987. In 1996 Charlie Godbout took over the team and made the program even stronger. The West Saint Paul/Mendota Heights American Legion took the Challenger name in 1986 from the space program to pay our respects and honor the astronauts who died in the Challenger shuttle explosion. Our American legion baseball team has also taken the Challenger name to honor our heroes.
All in all, because of people like Breckenridge, Selander, Martagon, Godbout, and American Legion Post 521 members we have what we have today: A great American Legion baseball program for local kids to have fun and continue to learn and hone their baseball skills.
American Legion post 521 along with the players and board of directors from the West Saint Paul American Legion Post 521 baseball team would like to thank you for visiting our web site. We have posted our schedule and would like to invite you to come watch our games. We play a very high level and exciting brand of baseball. Please take the opportunity to show the younger players where they will be playing ball some day.