Colorway: Black | White
Leather Is Thoroughly Inspected To Ensure Quality, Durability, & Softness
Pittards Smooth Sheepskin Leather Palm Guarantees Superior Grip
Powerstrap Technology Provides A Snug Fit With No Adjustments
Pre-Curved Seamless Palm Enhances Fit, Feel, & Performance
Recommended For Wet & Dry Conditions
Franklin creates some of the best batting gloves in the business. As the most widely used brand in the Major Leagues, Franklin Sports has what it takes to bring your game to the next level of comfort. The Powerstrap series is an innovative design that came to be after working hand in hand with professional athletes. With the revolutionary, wrist-fastening closure, these batting gloves provide a perfect fit that requires absolutely no adjustments at the plate. Each glove is made up of premium, smooth sheepskin leather that is handled, processed, and thoroughly inspected by a team of experts to ensure top-notch quality, durability, and suppleness. On the palm, the tried and true Pittards sheepskin leather guarantees a superior grip in both wet and dry conditions. To top it off, a pre-curved seamless palm design helps reduce bunching and enhance the overall feel. Franklin Sports: Official Batting Gloves of MLB!
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About the Brand
Franklin Sports got its start in 1946 as a regional brand of sporting goods products. Irving H. Franklin, who co-founded Franklin Sports with his brother Sydney Franklin, brought the innovative idea of centering a complete line of products on a single athlete - Joe Namath. Over the years Franklin has affiliated with the best in sports, including world-class athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard, David Robinson, and Barry Bonds.
The breakthrough for Franklin and the batting gloves came when Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt and Irving Franklin teamed up to create the basic design that is still the preferred glove of most major league hitters. Irving Franklin went to Clearwater, Florida, to meet with Schmidt during spring training in 1983. Together, they worked tirelessly to make sure that the materials and design were perfected, so collaboratively the two were the first authors. At that time, most players wore no gloves. A few wore a single golf style glove, but no company offered a product specifically designed for the needs of professional players. Franklin today is the industry leader as the premier batting glove company, and custom fits batting glove for MLB players.
In 1982, when Franklin signed Mike Schmidt, Irving Franklin asked: "How can I get the name Franklin on field at the Major League level?" Schmidt suggested putting the name on the back to maximize exposure, and then helped to design the glove for lasting success at the major league level.
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