When the Sports Illustrated photographer called in the spring of 1990 to say he wanted to photograph the Cooperstown Bat Company, we warned him we were no big deal—just a small workshop in a garage. "Like Geppetto's in Pinocchio," we said. His response was "That's what we like best!" His pictures appeared with an article about our fine collectible bats in the July 9, 1990 issue of Sports Illustrated.
The National Baseball
Hall of Fame on
Cooperstown's Main Street
Baseball fans inspired the formation of the Cooperstown Bat Company
in 1981. From an idea poked, prodded, and examined with bleary
eyes in the hours between midnight and 3 am in the basement and
kitchen of our home, it grew to childhood in a barn and adolescence
in a friend's garage in Cooperstown. In 1991 maturity led it to
a real home in its very own building in Fly Creek (a suburb of
Cooperstown). In 1995 we added a neat little retail store at 118
Main St., Cooperstown. Along the way we had figured out how to
make beautiful decaled baseball bats and how to be a bat company
with a difference.
Cooperstown's rural friendliness greatly influences our business—when you call us you are greeted by a real person who will find answers to your questions and fill your order. To quote many of our customers... "great bats, great service."
Ball players and fans of all ages come to Cooperstown to realize their dreams of playing ball or watching a game in Doubleday Field. They stop by for a visit, get to know us, and become part of the CBC family. They return home proudly displaying their new CBC bats with their names, team championships, MVP awards, or whatever else they wish, laser engraved into the barrels.
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