Franklin Sports Eight All-Stars, Led By Starters Hamilton, Votto, Me. Cabrera

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Franklin Sports, makers of the “Official Batting Glove of Major League Baseball,” celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the batting glove with eight All-Star selections wearing the brand, including three starters – Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, the all-time single-season vote-getter in balloting history with over 11 million votes, in the American League; and first baseman […]

Weeks Talks Braun, Life After Fielder


Last year’s starting N.L. All-Star second baseman Rickie Weeks, who missed a chunk of last year with an ankle injury and was not nearly at full strength when he returned to help the Brewers for the pennant stretch, may need to take a bigger leadership role following the departure of Prince Fielder to free agency. […]

Hamilton Focused On Returning To World Series


Josh Hamilton once again battled injuries in 2011, and though the four-time All-Star and 2010 A.L. MVP was still productive, hitting 25 home runs and driving in 94 runs in 121 games last year, his sights are set on getting the Rangers back to the World Series. Hamilton, among dozens of Major Leaguers who use […]

Votto Poised For Another MVP-Level Campaign


Joey Votto followed up his MVP season in 2010 with another big year in 2011, swatting 29 home runs, driving in 103 runs and earning his first Gold Glove at first base.  At 28, he is entering his fifth full season with the Reds as one of the league’s top sluggers. Votto took a few […]

Justin Upton Ready For Big Year After Breakout 2011

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If it seems impossible that Diamondbacks slugger Justin Upton is just 24, it’s probably because he has accomplished so much in his four-plus seasons as Arizona’s right fielder.  After posting career best counting numbers (39 doubles, 31 home runs, 88 RBI, 21 steals) in just about every category and a gaudy slashline of .289/.369/.529 in […]

Franklin Sports Founder, Industry Pioneer Irving H. Franklin Dies At 93

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Irving H. Franklin, who co-founded Franklin Sports in 1946 with his brother Sydney Franklin, and was the innovator of the baseball batting glove, passed away on Thursday (November 10) at the age of 93. Mr. Franklin died peacefully in his sleep in Falmouth, Massachusetts, according to his son, Larry J. Franklin. Mr. Franklin was a true […]