With the rise of football’s popularity over the years and the seemingly decreased interest in baseball in America, we recently posed the question here on of Iron & Oak whether or not baseball is still America’s favorite pastime. We’d like to think it still is, but we’re going to leave that up to our readers.
However, today we want to highlight one Canadian bat company with a twist that we really wish would hop the border and rival America’s famed baseball bat brands, Louisville Slugger and Easton. This Canadian company has been doing their part to keep baseball alive in their community by coupling the power of creative craftsmanship with their pure love for the game – Garrison Creek Bat Co.
Formed in 2012 by three Toronto natives, C.R. Fieldhouse, Dave Murray and Ryan Christiani, Garrison Creek Bat Co. builds quality hand-turned baseball bats that not only pay homage to the game, but also their hometown.
According to the company’s website, “the care, time and attention that goes into making each model reflects how deeply we connect with baseball, whether through our favorite teams, through the sport’s mythology, or as a way to bond with our friends and communities.”