- York County Regular Season Champions 1959, 1970, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2002
- York County Playoff Tournament Champions 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2013
- Region 4 Champions 1959, 1999, Third Place 1986
- PA State Champions 1999
- Great Lakes National Regional Appearance 1999
SPONSORSHIP AND FIELD LOCATION
Harold H. Bair American Legion (Hanover) Post #14 (www.alpost14.org) will sponsor its 63rd Legion Baseball team in 2020 competing in the York/Adams County American Legion Baseball League. The team is open for ages 15 to 19, residing in the Hanover School District and the Littlestown School District. Hanover Post #14 plays at Diller Field at 388 Blettner Avenue (the home of Post #14 for 58 years) having been donated by Charles (former Chaplain of the legion post) and Mary Diller in 1960.
The program is COMPLETELY FUNDED by the Harold H. Bair Post #14 American Legion in Hanover.
Games are played mostly Monday through Friday from Memorial Day to July 4 with a week of playoffs the week after July 4. Once league games are begun in late May and on going, a few optional batting practices are held in and around league game schedule dates. Wood bat league.
2020 SEASON - MARCH 20 MEMO TO AMERICAN LEGION COMMANDERS AND POST ADJUTANTS - American Legion baseball (nationally) is suspending all baseball activities until further notice. Administration items and team registration with national organization to continue. Due to the current Coronavirus - COVID 19. Check back for updated information as it is received.
Organizational meeting TO BE ANNOUNCED at DILLER FIELD at 1 PM, Parents Encouraged to Attend
Try Outs - CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO VIRUS - Sunday, April 19 at 5:30 PM to 7 PM and Sunday, April 26 at 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Practices - May (on weekends until high school season is completed)
Region 4 Tournament (eight teams from five counties, double elimination tournament) to be held in Ephrata (Lancaster County). York County's top two teams from the year end eight team double elimination playoff tournament to play in Region 4 Tournament to be held for five days around July 18.
Harold H. Bair American Legion will celebrate 100 years (1920-2020) of community service with the legion baseball program being involved for over 63 years. A special thank you to the Sons of the Legion for their continued support of the baseball program.
2019 SEASON - Final League Record (4-10) West Division Tied 6th place (top 4 make County playoffs) Final Overall Record (4-11) NOTE: Shiloh away game from June 12 the league has awarded Hanover a win for Shiloh use of a player not on their roster. All stats are still utilized.
CONGRATULATIONS to Austin Kipple who led the league in batting average at .529 (18 hits in 34 at bats with 16 singles and 2 doubles, 8 RBI and 9 runs scored)
TryOut/Practice Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 AM at Diller Field
TryOut/Practice Sunday, May 5 at 5:30 PM at Diller Field ----RAINED OUT
Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 AM
Sunday, May 12 at 5:30 PM ----RAINED OUT
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 AM
Monday, May 20 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 28 at 6:45 PM
Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 PM ----RAINED OUT
Sunday, June 9 at 3 PM
Monday, June 24 at 6 PM
2018 SEASON - Final League Record (4-9-1) West Division (7th place) Final Overall Record (4-13-1)
Shiloh defeats Hanover 5-2 in single elimination first round game in York County Playoffs
REGION 4 TOURNAMENT hosted by Hanover Friday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 24 with Hanover Post #14 participating with an automatic bid into the eight team double elimination tournament (league champions from Cumberland, Cumberland Runner Up, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York) with tournament winner qualifying for Pennsylvania State Tournament the following weekend in Boyertown, PA. This marks the fourth time (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018) Hanover Post #14 will host this event.
9:30 AM Pleasureville (York) vs Waynesboro (Franklin) -----Waynesboro 3 Pleasurville 2
Jeff Miller coaches in win number 450 of a 36 year career with Hanover Post #14 July 3 with win over Gettysburg to complete the regular season.
York County Playoffs - All teams to make playoffs. Pleasureville defeats Dover twice on Sunday to advance to Region 4 Tournament. (New Oxford - third place and Northeastern - fourth place) Shiloh defeats Hanover 5-2 in first round single elimination.
2017 SEASON - Final League Record (7-7, 7th Place) (15 team league) Final Overall Record (10-10)
Congratulations to Hunter Martz, named Most Valuable Player of the York County League. Batting Average .593 with 3 doubles and a triple.
Winner of Regular Season (Pleasureville - runner up in Region 4 Tournament) and Playoff Championship (Dallastown) both advance to Regional 4 Tournament (July 15-19) at Fredericksburg (Lebanon County) to play in 8 Team Double Elimination Champions of Leagues in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, host Fredericksburg and York County League Regular Season Champion and York County Playoff Champion. State Tournament - 8 Team Double Elimination (Regional 4 Tournament Winner advances - Fredericksburg - Lebanon County rep) held in Ephrata (Lancaster County) July 25 - July 29
York County Playoffs - Hanover (#7) defeats South Western York (#10) 3-1 in single elimination game to advance to eight team double elimination tournament. Hanover (#7) defeats Northeastern (#2) 3-2. Hanover (#7) defeated by Gettysburg (#6) 2-1. 8 innings. Hanover (#7) defeated by New Oxford (#4) 5-3
2016 SEASON - Final League Record 9-5-1 (6th place - 16 team league) Final Overall Record (10-8-1)
York County Playoffs - Defeated by Red Lion 7-6, Hanover defeated South Western York 6-5 in 12 innings and Defeated by Northeastern 13-3.
2015 SEASON - Final League Record 8-8 (8th place) Final Overall Record (9-11)
Zach Brown, Jared Peterman and Brady Topper represent Hanover Post #14 at league all star game held on July 25. Game ended 1-0.
York County Playoffs Top 8 Teams (out of 18 league teams) single elimination
Northeastern - Hanover Post #14 (Northeastern 7-1)
Pleasureville - New Oxford (Pleasureville 9-8 in 11 innings)
South Western York - Glen Rock (South Western York 2-1)
Dallastown - Red Lion (Dallastown 11-1)
Northeastern - Dallastown (Northeastern 2-1)
Pleasureville - South Western York (Pleasureville 10-6)
Northeastern (number 1 seed) - Pleasureville (number 2 seed) (Northeastern 5-0)
Congratulations to Coach Jeff Miller, 700th legion game, never missing a Hanover Post #14 legion game in 33 years.
2014 SEASON - With a record of 15-5-1 has best winning percentage season since 2002
Final League Record 12-2-1 (3rd place) Final Overall Record 15-5-1 (Hanover 3rd place in York County tournament) Hanover defeated by South Western York 4-2 in Round 1. Hanover defeats New Oxford 5-0 in Round 2. Hanover defeats Northeastern 4-0 in Round 3. Hanover defeated by Glen Rock 10-4 in Round 4 and falls one win shy of a Region 4 Tournament birth.
Congratulations-Kai Hess wins Co-League's Best Hitter award with a .500 batting average.
Brandon Etzler, Kai Hess and Jared Peterman represent Hanover at the League All Star Game. Jared Peterman strikes out the side in the 7th and final inning to preserve a 3-2 win.
York County Tournament Seeds - (Spring Grove and Glen Rock represent York County at Region 4 Tournament with Spring Grove in 2nd place and Glen Rock going 2-2)
1. Spring Grove 14-1
2. New Oxford 13-1-1
3. Hanover 12-2-1
4. Pleasureville 11-4
5. Northeastern 10-5
6. South Western York 10-5
7. Glen Rock 9-6
8. Dover 8-7
2013 SEASON (Pennsylvania American Legion baseball went to wood bats) YORK COUNTY PLAYOFF TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
Final League Record 8-6-1 (8th place) Final Overall Record 14-11-1 YORK COUNTY PLAYOFF TOURNAMENT - Hanover defeats #1 seed New Oxford 5-3 in Round 1 of County Playoffs, Hanover defeats #4 seed Spring Grove 3-2 in Round 2 of County Playoffs, Hanover defeats #2 seed South Western York 2-0 in Round 3 of County Playoffs, #1 seed New Oxford defeats Hanover 9-7 in Round 4 of County Playoffs, Hanover defeats #4 seed Spring Grove 18-1 for the playoff championship
Region 4 Tournament Hanover defeats Hershey in Round 1 8-5 and loses to Red Land in Round 2 4-3 in 10 innings and loses to Ephrata in Round 3 9-2.
Jeff Miller coaches his 400th win on July 14 after 31 years of coaching Hanover Post #14. In that time, Miller has not missed a Post #14 game.
Jared Peterman represented Hanover at the League All Star game held at Spry on July 27. As the starting pitcher he recorded one walk and one strikeout and two scoreless innings. While playing shortstop he caught a line drive and doubled off a runner at first and went 1-2 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss.
Ness Memorial Scholarship Winner $500 Josh Vaughn
York County Legion League Scholarship Winner $500 Ryan Kehr
Region 4 Tournament--hosted by Hanover--eight team double elimination tournament with winner of tournament Spring Grove advancing to state tournament in Boyertown where they placed 3rd in the state
July 20 HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP 7 vs EPHRATA 2
MCCONNELLSBURG 0 vs RED LAND 9
SPRING GROVE 5 vs CAMPBELLTOWN 4
HERSHEY 5 vs HANOVER 8
July 21 EPHRATA 3 vs CAMPBELLTOWN 2 (3 runs in bottom of 9th)
MCCONNELLSBURG 9 vs HERSHEY 2
HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP 12 vs SPRING GROVE 2 (7 innings)
HANOVER 3 vs RED LAND 4 (10 innings)
July 22 MCCONNELLSBURG 3 vs SPRING GROVE 5
HANOVER 2 vs EPHRATA 9
HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP 8 vs RED LAND 0
July 23 RED LAND 1 vs SPRING GROVE 6
HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP 5 vs EPHRATA 14
July 24 SPRING GROVE 10 vs EPHRATA 0 (7 innings)
SPRING GROVE 10 vs HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP 9 (10 innings)
Final League Record 10-5 (Tied 5th place) Final Overall Record 11-8
Received the 6th seed in the York County Playoff Tournament. Hanover defeats South Western York 3-0 before losing to Spring Grove 14-6 and South Western York 4-3.
Final League Record 7-8 (Tied 8th place) Final Overall Record 7-12.
Received the 10th seed in the York County Playoff Tournament and was defeated by Dallastown 6-3.
Jordan Kehr, recipient of one of the York County Scholarship Awards in the amount of $500.
Wes Reichart, recipient of one of the York County Scholarship Awards in the amount of $500.
Jordan Smith, recipient of one of the York County Scholarship Awards in the amount of $500.
Final League Record 8-7 (Tied 4th place) Final Overall Record 10-11.
Hanover Post #14 received the 6th seed in the York County Playoff Tournament and was defeated 9-6 by Pleasureville in quarterfinals.
Hanover hosted the Region 4 Tournament and beat Greencastle 6-5 before losing to Penn Manor (4th place) 16-5 and Campbelltown (2nd place) 6-3
Brandon Renoll who was named Most Outstanding Pitcher of the York County League for the second consecutive year. (4 Wins, 2 Losses, 39.6 Innings, 1.94 ERA, 11 earned runs, 37 hits, 53 strikeouts, 13 Walks)
Justin Peterman, recipient of one of the York County Scholarship Awards in the amount of $500.
Jeff Miller, in his 28th year with Hanover Post #14 participated in his 600th game on May 28 with the Hanover Legion team, never missing a game in 28 years.
Troy Wentz, 200 wins and inducted into the Pennsylvania American Legion Sports Hall of Fame, joining 2004 inductee Jeff Miller.
Final League Record 10-6-1 (7th place) Final Overall Record 11-9-1
Hanover Post #14 received the 7th Seed in the York County Playoff Tournament and was defeated 8-4 by eventual champion Suburban York in First Round of County Playoffs.
Brandon Renoll who was named co-outstanding pitcher for the York County League. (5 Wins 0 Losses, 47.3 innings, 15 earned runs, 36 hits, 7 walks and 42 strikeouts)
Tyler Meckley, recipient of one of the three York County League scholarships in the amount of $500.
Jeff Miller 350 + wins.
Final League Record 9-8 (Tied 7th place) Final Overall Record 10-11-1.
Hanover Post #14 received the 9th Seed in the York County Playoff Tournament and participated in the Single Elimination 8th-9th Place Game and was defeated 3-2 in 8 innings by South Western York.