Marcus, the son of Vaughn and Tina Fulk, stated, “It is a great honor to be selected by the American Legion Baseball program. I was really surprised when I heard that I had won the award for the State of Indiana.”
The American Legion is committed to America’s youth, which is why they have sponsored American Legion Baseball since 1925. American Legion Baseball is the oldest and largest, nationwide teenage baseball program in America. Over 100,000 players, ages 15 to 19, participated in American Legion Baseball in 2008. Since 1985, over 1,900 new teams have registered to play American Legion Baseball. Major League Baseball has supported our program annually since 1926 and currently contributes $40,000 (three percent of the National budget), which helps offset tournament expenses for American Legion teams at Regional and World Series Tournaments. On an average, 52 percent of Major League Baseball players played American Legion Baseball as teenagers and nearly 70 percent of all college players played American Legion Baseball as teenagers.
When asked about playing American Legion baseball Fulk commented, “Even closer with the friendships. It was a little less serious, you know, we had a little more fun, a little more down time. We got closer, we got to know each other maybe a little too much sometimes but you know, that’s what it is all about. It’s all about having fun and getting serious when you have to. You know when you have to boil down and play the game.”
Fulk is attending Trine University and will begin his college career next spring. He already has participated in fall baseball