- Thank you to the Robert Street Business Association for all their support
- Thank you to the Commercial Club for all their support
- Thank you BLVD Bar and Grille: New tournament sponsor
Welcome to the Home of
WSP Challenger Baseball American Legion Post 521
ABOUT CHALLENGER BASEBALL
West Saint Paul Challenger Baseball, sponsored by American Legion Post 521, is open to all juniors and seniors that live or go to school in the West Saint Paul-Mendota Heights area. Our summer program allows our athletes to continue their personal and baseball development in a competitive setting. Challenger Baseball is a member of MN Legion Baseball Division I, District 3.
Challenger Baseball is committed to providing a dynamic culture that allows our athletes to become better baseball players, citizens, and “men of character”. We expect our athletes to be leaders on and off the field by promoting the values of pride, respect, team-first, and the pursuit of greatness. While we strive to be champions on the field, our priority focuses on motivating our team to reach their full potential as athletes and people.
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.