Tater Bats brings local wood to the big leagues

Published on Monday, 8 July 2019 20:31
Written by Karla Santos


WATERBURY – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy recently announced that a Waterbury family-owned and operated manufacturer was selected as his “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

Tater Bats is a baseball bat and equipment maker that was founded in 2015.

Located at 150 E Aurora St., Tater Bats specializes in the fabrication of maple and birch baseball bats for professional use. The business was born out of a small wood shop. According to the Tater Bats website, the bats they manufacture are made out of straight grained premium woods. The manufacturer also specializes in offering a customized product to help meet the customers’ needs.

“I’m a huge baseball fan, so I take pride in being able to highlight a Connecticut company whose bats are used by big league players,” Murphy said in the press release. “Tater Bats is relatively new but are already making an impact. I look forward to seeing great things from them.”

Tater Bats equipment has been used by Major League Baseball outfielders such as Starling Marte, Byron Buxton, Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor, Murphy’s release said. Baseball gear and bats for Minor League Baseball, college players, youth and independent baseball players are also manufactured at the Waterbury business.

“Being a manufacturer in Connecticut allows a lot of versatility,” Freddie Vargas Jr., founder of Tater Bats said in the press release. “To start, it is particularly central to several professional baseball organizations in any which direction you go. Another great notion in consideration to the geographic location of the state is that we are in close proximity of the wood supply which allows to source fresh and high quality raw materials. Lastly, Connecticut residents have been extremely supportive and take pride in supporting a product made in the state.”

Tater Bats’ factory serves also as the host of paint nights where attendees can paint a bat with guidance from an artist and tour the facilities to observe the process of making a bat.

To learn more about Tater Bats, visit www.taterbats.com or call 203-725-3461.

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or ksantos@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Manufacturing on Monday, 8 July 2019 20:31. Updated: Monday, 8 July 2019 20:34.