The Long Beach, Calif., native played for the Indians from 1941-1958, save for when his career was interrupted to serve in the Navy during World War II. The seven-time All-Star helped guide the Indians to a World Series win in 1948 and later won another title as a manager of the Yankees in 1978. He was a 1976 Hall of Fame inductee.
The World Series-winning manager played American Legion Baseball growing up and now is a proud supporter of The American Legion and American Legion Baseball, doing an annual "American Legion Week" for his teams.
Played Legion Baseball for Post 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Known for his control and fielding, Maddux won 18 straight Gold Glove awards and four-straight Cy Young awards. The 18-time All-Star won 15 or more games for 17 straight seasons. He was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2014. He was named 1994 American Legion Graduate of the Year.