Rawlings Named Official Glove Of The MLB
It’s official: Rawlings, which has always been closely linked to baseball gloves through its sponsorship of the annual Gold Glove Awards, is taking that partnership a step further with a recently signed licensing agreement with Major League Baseball that makes it an official glove partner in 2020. The deal also provides Rawlings exclusive on-field rights beginning with the 2021 MLB season.
As everyone already knows, Rawlings has long supplied the official baseball and the official batting helmet of MLB and the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, which was established in 1957, honors the best fielders at each position every season.
“Rawlings and baseball have been synonymous for well over a century and the Rawlings glove has been and continues to be at the heart of our relationship with the game,” says Rawlings’ CMO Mike Thompson. “The designation of official glove of Major League Baseball cements our ties with the best game and the best players in the world while honoring the people behind the best baseball glove in the world.”
According to the company, more MLB players wear Rawlings gloves than all other brands combined, while more than 60 percent of the winners of the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award also use Rawlings gloves.
Rawlings is also the official baseball of Minor League Baseball, the official baseball and softball of the NCAA, and the official ball and helmet of youth leagues around the world.