World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Rawlings (company)

Article Id: WHEBN0003347673
Reproduction Date:

Title: Rawlings (company)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Baseball (ball), NAIA Football Player of the Year Award, List of Gold Glove Award winners at outfield, Indoor Professional Football League, Baseball/Selected article/Week 10, 2007
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Rawlings (company)

Rawlings
Subsidiary
Founded St. Louis, MO (1887)
Headquarters Town and Country, MO, USA
Parent Jarden
Website www.rawlings.com

Rawlings is a sports equipment manufacturing company in the United States. It was founded in 1887. The parent company is Jarden, Inc. Rawlings specializes in baseball equipment, but also manufactures softball, basketball, training equipment and American footballs. They have also recently started making fan gear such as chairs, tents, and bags with team logos on them.

Horween Leather Company has provided Rawlings with leather since 1929.[1] In 2003, Horween was providing leather for 3,000 Rawlings baseball gloves annually, and half of professional baseball players were using baseball gloves made from Horween leather.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
    • Rawlings and Major League Baseball 1.1
    • Rawlings and American Legion Baseball 1.2
    • Rawlings and National Football League 1.3
  • Footnotes 2
  • External links 3

History

In 2005 Rawlings corporate headquarters were moved from Fenton, Missouri, to Town and Country, Missouri.[3]

Rawlings and Major League Baseball

Rawlings has been the official supplier of baseballs to the major leagues since 1977, succeeding Spalding, which had been the supplier for a century.

Rawlings is also the creator of the MLB Gold Glove Award, and sponsors the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) "Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year" award.[4]

Many major leaguers have endorsed Rawlings equipment over the years. There are four main series for the gloves: the Gold Glove Series, the Heart of the Hide Series, the Pro Preferred Series and the Primo Gloves.

Rawlings and American Legion Baseball

Rawlings sponsors the Rawlings Big Stick Award, which is presented to the American Legion Baseball "player who accumulated the most total bases."[5]

Rawlings and National Football League

As of August 19, 2010, Rawlings signed a multi year deal with the National Football League for products such as tent canopies, grills, and chairs. This will also include non-exclusive tailgate products such as coolers, stadium seats, and footballs.[6]

Footnotes

  1. ^ William Hageman (December 19, 2004). "Take him back to the ball game". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Barbara Rolek (October 27, 2003). "Horween's leather bound by tradition". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Unknown. "Rawlings to move HQ to Maryville Centre". St. Louis Business Times. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  4. ^ See Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues.
  5. ^ Baseball Awards. The American Legion Baseball official website. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  6. ^ Sports Business Digest NFL and Rawlings sign deal

External links

  • Rawlings corporate site
  • Rawlings Gold Glove Award site.
  • Rawlings Gear
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.