Franklin Sports has been a family-owned sporting goods since being founded by Irving Franklin in 1946. He used his knowledge of leather from working in a shoe factory to begin manufacturing gloves and other equipment for a variety of sports from baseball to boxing. However, the big breakthrough came when Franklin developed the first ever batting gloves designed specifically for the MLB. With help from Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, we became the official batting glove of Major League Baseball, a title we still hold to this day. We have come a long way since then, and we have never looked back. From baseball to street hockey to soccer and more, Franklin Sports has everything you need to get out and play. So come check out what we have to offer and join the Franklin Family today!