ABOUT HARDBALL NY
The Original Hardball Training Center opened in Miami, Florida in 1993 with the goal of preparing its players both physically and mentally to help develop the winning attitude and skills necessary for success. In the winter of 2008, Hardball (New York) was established in Elmsford, New York, grounded in the same philosophies to become"Where the Student-Athlete Trains".
The Hardball Training Center includes 9,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor space. It is equipped with batting cages, pitching tunnels, and utility space .
Our indoor, climate-controlled batting cages are available for individuals, teams or groups and can be reserved in advance. Private instruction for the development of proper pitching, hitting, and defensive mechanics, along with drills and strategy is available with our staff of top instructors as part of our comprehensive program.
Hardball camps and clinics are offered throughout the year, including summer camps and holiday breaks. Baseball and Softball players are coached by professional instructors, each of whom has achieved collegiate and/or professional level success. With plenty of fun and hard work, groups will focus on developing proper pitching, catching, hitting, and fielding mechanics. We strive to improve each player's game, sportsmanship and leadership skills.
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER/COACH DEVELOPMENT
Spencer played in 538 Major League games, most notably with the New York Yankees from 1998-2002 when the team won three World Series Championships. In September of 1998, Spencer won over Yankees fans for hitting ten home runs, including three grand slams, in just 67 at bats.
In his five seasons with the Yankees, Spencer finished with a .263 batting average, 287 hits, 54 doubles, 43 home runs, and 167 RBI.
Spencer also has Major League experience with the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and New York Mets. For his Major League career, Spencer has a .262 batting average, 438 hits, 84 doubles, 59 home runs, and 242 RBI.
Following his playing days, Spencer became the hitting coach for Lake Elsinore, the Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres then spent time as the Hitting Coach with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League, and is now currently the Minor League Coordinator with the Nexon Heroes in the KBL.