Before owning a facility, Cory had 12 years of professional baseball experience with nearly 7 years spent in the Mets and Orioles minor league systems. Over the 12-year career recorded over 1,000 hits and 100 home runs and was a 5-time all-star. Cory represented Greece in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and was named to the all-tournament team. Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1999 Amateur Baseball Draft. While playing at Assumption High School was named 4-time first team all MAC conference and District honors, 3-time first team all-state and 2 time super team all-state honors.