ABOUT TUCCI LUMBER
Owner and Founder Pete Tucci played college baseball at Providence College where he received All Big East, All New England, and All American Honors.
In 1995, he just missed winning the Triple Crown when he plated with the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer Baseball League. Tucci's name has secured its place throughout the Braves record books. In 1995, he became the fifth player in modern era (post 1963) to reach double digits in both home runs and stolen bases. Tucci joins major leaguers Greg Vaughn (Cotuit '85), Albert Belle (Chatham '86), and Todd Greene (TD '92) in accomplishing this feat.
Tucci was drafted in the first round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1996. In 1998, he received the organization's Player of the Year Award, batting .318 with 30 homers and 112 RBIs. As a Top 10 prospect and a member of the 40-man roster, he was traded to the San Diego Padres, where in 1999, he suffered a career-altering hand injury, resulting in a significant loss of power in his swing. After the 2001 season, Tucci retired with 84 home runs and 384 RBIs in six seasons of minor league ball.
Now, as a way to stay involved in the game that he loves, instead of swinging a bat, he makes them!
Tucci still plays hardball today for the MSBL's Connecticut Monroe Tophats.