Legends Baseball owner Rusty Tucker had his share of cold New England winters in the 1990s while training to become a D1 prospect and eventual nine-year professional baseball player. So, he understands the importance of a quality baseball indoor training facility.
Now in his 11th year with Legends Baseball, Tucker is finally able to offer the indoor facility that can help youth and high school players on the North Shore in Massachusetts achieve their goals. The Peabody Sportplex, which opened in January of 2021, offers 15,000 square feet of usable space with a full-sized infield, along with batting cages on the lower level.
"That's one of our best selling points, "Tucker said. "It's wide open with a full-size infield. For the 13-year-old baseball player getting used to playing on a bigger field with longer throws, this is a huge benefit for our program. The ceilings are 40 feet high, so we can scrimmage with the younger guys."
Originally started by Dave and Mike Constantino 15 years ago, Legends Baseball has grown into a program with 25 teams (9U to 17U) and 200 players, including New England's top pro prospect at any level of high school -- Phillips Andover (Mass.) left-handed pitcher Thomas White. The Constantinos sold the club to Tucker almost five years ago when they started what has now become the New Balance Select League.