By Jim Hague
One of the most storied and successful summer baseball programs has been the traditionally strong Lyndhurst Post 139 Senior American Legion squad. In 2008, Lyndhurst Post 139 won the New Jersey state championship and headed to the Northeast Region tourney in Connecticut.
Every year, Post 139 has a solid team, one that contends for postseason honors.
This year is no exception.
Veteran manager Jerry Sparta has assembled an excellent team, one that has posted a 12-4 record and heads to the Bergen Area American Legion league tournament this weekend as the No. 2 seed behind Park Ridge.
The regular season performance has assured Post 139 a berth in next week’s District tournament, either in Union or North Brunswick.
Mike Voza, a member of the American Legion who once played for the team when he was younger, has taken over the reins as head coach.