History and Background of Franklin:
Franklin Sports was founded in 1946 by brothers Irving and Sidney Franklin to manufacture a line of youth sporting goods products. Larry J. Franklin, Irving's son, took over as President in 1986 and has guided the company to a position as a major brand in the global market of sporting goods. Franklin Sports is a well-known and respected worldwide brand of sporting goods products. Franklin offers creative and innovative products for all who enjoy sports — from professional athletes to kids who aspire to be their best. In the 1980's, Franklin was on the cutting edge of innovation by designing a batting glove that offered the superior fit, feel and performance required by the world's finest hitters. Franklin has taken that innovative approach by now offering fielding gloves made with the finest full grain leather cowhide, in all sizes and patterns preferred by professional baseball players. These designs represent the very best in simple, traditional designs for the serious professional or amateur athlete.