- State Champion 1963 and 1964 ... State Runner-Up 1957
- Region 5 Champion 1956, 1957, 1963 and 1964
- Region 7 Champion 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989 and 2010
- South Lakes Legion League Champion 1987 and 1988
- Lakes Area Legion League Co-Champion 2003, 2007 and 2011 Eastern Division Champion 2009 and 2010
Welcome to the home page of the Kenosha Merchants American Legion baseball team. The team is sponsored by The American Legion, Paul Harrick Post 21 of Kenosha and the Kenosha Merchants Baseball Club. The Merchants compete in the Lakes Area Legion League and the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Class AAA tournament.
E-Mail To Coaches
The following e-mail went out to the head baseball coaches at Tremper, Bradford, Indian Trail, St. Joseph, Shoreland Lutheran and Christian Life:
Am looking at bringing back the U19 Kenosha Merchants program for 2017. I have spoken at length with Augie Schmidt and have his complete support in my efforts. I am really not sure what I did wrong to have this program forced to shut down effectively for three years now. I always felt I put a quality product on the field, did the best job I could for everyone involved and provided a service that was needed to the local community. Most of all, I didn’t do it for myself or for my own personal gain. I have no kids that play baseball; in fact, I have none at all. Coaching and managing baseball was pretty much all I had, since I have no family. I got an identity out of it because I actually felt I mattered. The last three years have been very difficult on my physically with a back injury and mentally without having baseball to fall back on. I still helped out Augie with spring concessions out at Carthage but that was as a personal favor to him.
I’d like to go back to fielding one team at the U19 level. I would serve as field manager with a coaching staff to be selected. I also realize some of the for-profit outfits have had tryouts already for 2017, but I’d like to invite Kenosha families to hear what we have to offer. What I would like to do is draft an introductory email to all the players and families in your program and send it either directly or to you to be forwarded on if you are not comfortable providing me to with a direct email list.
By the way, I am using some channels to look into getting a financial backer to open a practice facility. Please get back to me, and I would be willing to meet with you and your coaching staff at your convenience as well as come into your families meeting and talk about what we do. To do this, I need your help and support. I believe the kids in Kenosha deserve a quality option for competitive summer baseball.
Peter DiGaudio, Manager
Kenosha Merchants Baseball
Merchants On Social Media
The Kenosha Merchants are on social media. Come visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @KMerchants and on Instagram at kenoshamerchants.
Merchants iScore Live Casts
Hey Merchants fans! Want to know how we're doing but you can't make the game? No worries people! All of the Merchants games with have live pitch-by-pitch broadcast on your computer or smartphone! No app needed! Just go to www.iscorecast.com and enter the code scc3te55y5. Click on the game you are looking to follow and you with get real-time updates complete with player names and statistics!
Merchants Prep SportsWear
GKYBSA Web Site
The website for the Greater Kenosha Youth Baseball-Softball Association is up and running. The GKYBSA is a group of civic-minded people supporting baseball and fastpitch in Kenosha.
You can check it out here: Greater Kenosha Youth Baseball Softball Association
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