Founded in 1946, Franklin Sports originally got its start by centering a complete line of products on a single athlete – Joe Namath. From there they grew and have affiliated with some of the greatest athletes in the world. The breakthrough for Franklin came when they teamed up with Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt to create a design for a batting glove that has stood the test of time. Before Franklin came out with batting gloves, most players were going barehanded or using a golf-style single glove. Fast Forward 30 years later and Franklin Batting Gloves are the official batting glove of the MLB. It’s safe to say, Franklin has reinvented the game with their close attention to detail and construction on arguably the most popular batting gloves from every age group whether they are just starting out or an all-star in the MLB.
Professional Baseball Players that use Franklin batting gloves: Joey Votto, Edwin Encarnacion, Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Sal Perez, Mike Moustakas, Gary Sanchez, Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Upton, Zack Cozart, Khris Davis, Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Josh Reddick, Mitch Haniger, Robinson Cano, Paul Goldschmidt, David Peralta, Odubel Herrera, Evan Longoria, Ronald Acuna, D.J LeMahieu, Ryan Braun, Starling Marte, Ben Zobrist, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Murphy, and many more.