Chandler-based Zinger Bats are known nationally for their craftsmanship
May 14, 2018
Zinger Bats, originally based in Utah, supplies professional players, celebrities and local teams with high quality, personalized bats.
Founded by the Eastman family in 1998, Zinger Bats began by selling locally in Utah. Once they were able to get their hands on more advanced technology, the business took off. The company was bought by Scott Hanish in 2012 when it relocated to Chandler.
Admittedly, the southwest location has created a few challenges.
“Being an Arizona-based company, there’s no wood sources around here that are good for professional baseball bats,” Hanish says. “So really any of the companies who mean anything get their wood from the New York-Pennsylvania area.”
Hanish says the company currently purchases maple, birch and ash woods from that area.
“Most people don’t understand that wood constantly adapts to its environment,” Hanish says. “When wood comes from the mill in New York, we have to let the wood sit on the floor and adapt to Arizona for a few weeks.”
Zinger Bats are being used by some of the biggest players in the MLB, including Cubs players when they won the World Series.