Purpose of American Legion Baseball 1. To Inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 10 percent Americanism. 2. To instill to the nation's youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, and team spirit. 3. To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country's youth. 4 To build for the nation's future through our youth.