Al Fernandez, has been involved in sports practically his entire life, participating in multiple sports growing up in Northern California, but baseball was where his heart and passion has always been.
He has competed in every level of the game from Little League to the professional level. He was a four year letter man making his High School baseball team as a freshman. He was invited to participate in the Area Code Games two consecutive years where he represented the San Francisco Giants. As a senior he was invited to Candle Stick Ball Park to participate and display his power with a wood bat and fielding skills with the San Francisco Giants players, Matt Williams, and Will Clark.
In 1991, he was selected by the New York Yankees in the amateur baseball draft. Unfortunately an injury ended his career prematurely. For many years Al, had a difficult time watching or participating in any baseball activities or its surroundings. It wasn’t until his sons were born and wanted to play Baseball themselves he returned to the game. He spent the next twenty years lending his knowledge and experience to youth players and coaches.
In 2015, Al noticed a trend with the better hitters of the game today, had one thing in common they were training with and using wood bats. After involving himself in this new trend he quickly realized with his knowledge and experiences these kids and their families were spending a lot of their hard earned money on poor quality wood these large bat companies were selling. Realizing the cost of these bats was preventing a lot kids from developing and acquiring the skills acquainted with the use of wood bats, strictly due to the fact it was not affordable to all families.
Legend Bats was started in 2017, by Al Fernandez to ensure all kids no matter what their skill level is or their family’s finances are, to have a chance to buy a good quality bat at a great price.
You never know who is going to be the next Legend, pick up your custom bat and begin your legacy.