Tanner Baseball Products was founded by retired coach Joe Tanner after nearly fifty 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. Today, Tanner Tees are used in every big league batting cage, thousands of college and high school programs, and training facilities all around the world. They are the industry standard batting tee.