LEXINGTON, Ky, — The Lexington Legends announced that they have joined the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the Major Leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing 42 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks over its 24-year history.
For the past 20 years, the Lexington Legends have played in the South Atlantic League (SAL) as the Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros (2001-2012) and Kansas City Royals (2013-2020). The Legends drew over six million fans over during two decades in the SAL.
When the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Legends were one of very few teams across the country to welcome in fans to watch professional baseball with the creation of The Battle of the Bourbon Trail.
Fans can purchase tickets by visiting lexingtonlegends.com. ALPB season begins May 28, 2021. The promotional schedule will be released soon.