“Umpiring is best described as the profession of standing between two seven-year olds with one ice cream cone.” -Former umpire Ron Luciano

Rocking Chairs

meticulously handcrafted...
A magnificent 1 3/4" thick cut of Northern white ash lumber from Pennsylvania is the true heartbeat of your "Supple Rocker". Laser engraved with your personalized information, the "Ticket Stub" can include names, nick names, dates, special occasions, memorable moments, etc. Creative thinking is encouraged!

The MLB approved Northern white ash bats used for the front legs and arms of the rocker are supplied to us by Marucci Sports, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The ash lumber is cut from U.S. forests and then only the highest-grade billets are crafted into a Marucci bat destined for "Supple Rockers".

The barrels of the front legs and arm bats will be laser engraved with the following:

Handcrafted For
Your Name
Pro Model

The rear baseball bats are custom turned for "Supple Rockers" from billets of Northern white ash lumber uniquely engineered, allowing the ball and bat to be one.
The requirements of law have been compiled with and The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Dan Supple / "Supple Rockers" Patent # D647,712S for a new, original, and ornamental design for a baseball bat rocking chair.
Supple Rockers newest addition to the starting line-up is our single, hand stitched, waxed thread, baseball seam that is included on our genuine leather seats. Our most popular color of thread is red but we offer several different colors to contrast your leather seat selection.
We offer 3 different color stains for your rocking chair. For superior durability and long lasting beauty after staining, your chair will receive multiple coats of a premium, oil based, satin polyurethane. It is then hand rubbed and waxed to a luxurious finish.

Choose your seat & stitching color

Customize chair back design

A magnificent 1 3/4” thick cut of Northern white ash lumber from Pennsylvania is the true heartbeat of your Supple Rocker. The laser-engraved ticket stub contains your personalized information, including names, nick names, dates, special occasions, etc. Creative thinking is encouraged!

We will gladly perform a complete redesign of our ticket stub that is displayed with an additional up-charge. We are also capable of reproducing logos and artwork, although we can not reproduce any copyrighted or licensed material without permission.

 

“Twenty-five players, one heartbeat.” - Jim Leyland

“Give a boy a bat and a ball and a place to play and you’ll have a good citizen.” - Hall of famer Joe McCarthy

Our Story

a passion and respect for the game...

Located in Astoria, Oregon, “Supple Rockers” meticulously handcraft genuine baseball bats into personalized rocking chairs for the baseball purist.

Rocking chairs possess an effortless rhythm that allows the mind to drift and become naturally still. At “Supple Rockers” we incorporate this rhythm into our chairs to provide a place to reminisce about past ball games and dream of upcoming events. Our rockers represent more than just a quintessential piece of classic furniture…they signify a one of a kind experience with a passion for the game of baseball outside the white lines. Our rockers allow the body to settle into a natural rhythm that harnesses incredible powers of recuperation and regeneration.

The finest materials available are used in the construction of these chairs. The six baseball bats, which are factory turned, along with the “ticket stub” backrest, rockers, and support members are all crafted from Northern white ash lumber.

The personalized “ticket stub” which is laser engraved can be transformed to include an infinite variety of information. These graphics may include special occasions such as a birth, birthday, graduation, wedding, retirement, and a few of our favorites; that special team / player or coach.

The seats are upholstered with rich, genuine leather which includes a single hand sewn baseball stitch detail.

Our premium oil-based stain and finish provides outstanding scratch and stain resistance to help the rocker age gracefully.

We produce one size rocker, specifically engineered to conform to the smaller lead-off hitters and large enough to rock the burly clean-up players. The arms of the rocker are designed at a comfortable height to support rocking and bonding with your future superstar baby.

If baseball is your passion, as it is for us at “Supple Rockers”, this chair will provide a retreat from life’s busy schedule and allow the mind to remember how a ball game can make you forever young…the thick as perfume smells of freshly cut outfield grass, suntan lotion, hot dogs and roasted peanuts; the electricity of the crowd and how much bluer the sky is when you are lucky enough to watch a game from a front row box seat; the first big league park you ever visited and that unforgettable moment you snagged a foul ball amongst all the other fans. Silently rocking while your mind explores these sights, smells and sounds only a baseball game can produce, the experience will last well past the ninth inning.

“Supple Rockers” is a family owned, old-school business that believes our chairs can inspire, encourage and motivate. We provide our baseball purist customer a unique work of art that can be handed down through many generations. We also believe in a forgotten principle that a handshake signifies much more than a purchase order number and the value of friendship is immeasurable. Please to be sure to check out our "Post Game Interviews".

Baseball is timeless, precious, and forever. So is your family. So are our rockers.

Thank you for your interest. We appreciate the opportunity to bring a “Supple Rocker” into your home or business.

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Dodgers Standout Jackie Robinson

Post Game Interviews

why take our word for it...

We asked for the impossible, and Supple Rockers got it done. Our rocker traveled over 10,000 miles to land in Perth, Australia in perfect condition only to stun the entire baseball community down under. It is truly the eye candy of our new home and an heirloom that will be passed on for generations. The craftsmanship and care put into this chair was second to none.

Thanks so much Dan and Kim for being able to make this happen for Jaxon and Tracey. They love it!

Steve Fish / Peth, Australia

My wife fell in love with it as well. She said it was one of her favorite places to nurse and rock our two daughters to sleep...still "rockin" 6 years later!

Brooks Drysdale / Rohnert Park, California

Dear Dan, I want you to know that I have the most awesome gift sitting in my living room, that I have the pleasure of seeing every day. When our sons gave this gift to my wife and I for Christmas this past year (2012) I was in such awe that I was speechless. I had a hard time holding back the tears. I coached for 32 years (baseball at Clatskanie High School 25 years) and I have had the opportunity to experience some pretty tremendous things; Memories that have lasted a lifetime and friendships that will never be forgotten. Over the years I have been fortunate to have received several outstanding honors: Coach of the year awards, Oregon 3A Athletic Director of the year, Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. Even though these are lifetime achievements, nothing is more special than my rocking chair that was handcrafted by Dan Supple.

LW / Oregon

I just love my Supple Rocker! I purchased my Rocker in 2009 after visiting Dan and Kim with my Family, and after touring the Supple Rocker Shop. What an amazing operation! Dan and I talked about personalizing my Rocker. After an agreement with MLB, we were able to incorporate an etching of my late Dad's ticket stub from Game 6 of the 1975 World Series and an autographed bat by Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr into my Rocker. The Rocker truly brings back life long memories when I sit in it.

Dave, Dee & Bradley

My new Supple rocking chair is very special to me. It is the center piece in our family room. I want to thank you both for making the process of the designing of my chair such a great experience, you are so easy to work with and very creative in helping me design the ticket stub of the chair. The craftsmanship of the chair is awesome. I could not be happier with the chair. Thank you both again!

Moore Family