Franklin Sports got its start in 1946 as a regional brand of Sporting Goods products. In the 1960's, 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, Dan Marino, Barry Bonds and more. In 1983, Franklin got together withMike Schmidt to create the original and iconic Franklin Batting Glove. Since then, Franklin has been the batting glove of choice to the finest hitters in Baseball and is the Official Batting Glove of Major League Baseball. Today, Franklin has a powerful range of products and marketing partnerships with athletes and brands. Franklin offers a diverse range of products, all rooted in the brands and ideas that set us apart.