“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 Northern white ash bats used for the front legs & arms of the rocker are custom turned and branded for Supple Rockers by Louisville Slugger.

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.
The chair will be stained with an oil based driftwood color. 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...

From the time I first had the pleasure of sitting in and laying eyes on these amazing rockers, I knew I wanted to have one of my own. I am the proud grandma of a baseball loving family. The memories I replay when rocking bring a smile to my face and heart. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are a cut above the rest! Pure baseball indulgence!

Dave & Lorena Patterson

I love my Supple Rocker. Not only is the Rocker an art piece but, comfortable to use. A neat conversation piece too.

Liz Banholzer

I received my rocker as a complete surprise gift from the members of the Astoria Baseball Foundation. When you coach for the love of the game, and for what it can do positively in the lives of young men, the compensation is mainly inner satisfaction, not money or anything like that. However, when you receive a baseball piece of art, lovingly hand made by someone that loves the game the same way you do, it is a gift to treasure for a lifetime. Louisville Slugger K-100's were the first fungo bats I ever used. They are the arms and legs of "my chair". The "feel" of the chair is the same feel I'd get from the wood bats I used as a player. The smell is the same smell. For anyone that has allowed baseball to get inside their skin and become a genuine part of who they are, a Supple Rocker is a genuine home run to own.

Dave Gasser / Oregon

Anybody can buy a high quality rocking chair, but the experience of having a unique, custom, handcrafted heirloom is priceless. Sitting down with Dan and his wife, Kim, it was apparent from day one the passion Dan had for our project and baseball. It was both fun and exciting from start to finish. We were impressed with Dan’s attention to detail from selecting the stains, color of the leather seat and stitching, and our personalized chair back. We highly recommend not only the finished product but the experience of working with Supple Rockers. We look forward to sharing our rocking chair for generations to follow. Dan certainly hit a “home run” for the Bjorks!

Dennis & Kim Bjork / La Quinta, California

We received one of Dan's rockers as a wedding present and it was absolutely the best present ever. The back of the rocker has our names engraved and our wedding date. We're sure that our rocker will always be a family treasure that will be handed down to our kids someday. We can't thank Dan enough for helping our special day even more memorable.

Ryan & Kirsten Holmstedt / Phoenix, Arizona