I've been in baseball my whole life, as a player and coach. In the late 80s, I looked around and felt like baseball needed a better tee. My thing was they should last more than 100 swings and stay upright even if you don't hit the ball square.
No one builds Tees like Tanner Tees. Simple as that. Our products grace baseball fields and practice facilities all over the country. You’d be hard pressed to find a Major League team that doesn’t use them.
The reason is the design, and our new “Heavy” model proves that. We wanted to build the hands down sturdiest Tee that could handle anything a hitter could do to it. The result is a new shape for the base, and heavier materials, that will keep the tee firmly planted.
Just like the Original Tee, Each Heavy Tee is hand crafted in Sarasota, Florida.
$115.00–$120.00 (excl 0% Tax)
Available in 3 Sizes:
Tanner Tees was founded by retired coach Joe Tanner after 50 years in baseball. Joe realized a need in the game and solved it with the first Tanner Tee prototype. It was lightweight, portable, and easy to work the inside and outside part of the plate. Joe earned three patents for his Tanner Tee.
Joe Tanner is a baseball lifer. After receiving All-American honors at the University of Texas, Joe played 9 years in the minors, making it as far as Triple-A. From 1953 to 1959, he played for teams in the Red Sox organization, then 3 years with Dodgers. A back injury ended his playing career in 1961.
After his injury Joe turned to coaching. By the late '60's he needed a break. It wasn't long until his love for baseball, and his great reputation, brought him back. Ewing Kauffman, the Kansas City Royals owner at the time, hired Joe as an instructor at his innovative baseball academy.
The Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy, as it was called at the time, was years ahead of its time. Kauffman wanted to bring in talented athletes from areas of the ...
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