Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin launched a long and successful baseball career after his stellar experience playing Legion Baseball for Palo Alto (Calif.) Post 375. Melvin led his squad to an American Legion World Series berth in 1980 and was the recipient of the James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which is presented to a player who participates in the Legion World Series and best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship.

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