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Schutt

Website:
www.schuttsports.com

Founded: 1918

Contact Information:
Schutt Sports
1200 East Union Ave.
PO Box 426
Litchfield, IL 62056
 
Warranty Information:
1-866-472-4888

History and Background of Schutt:
1918
Bill Schutt manufactures basketball goals and dry line markers out of his hardware store

1927
Bill Schutt introduces his RIGIDBILT basketball goals

1935
Schutt manufactures the first football faceguard

1939
Jack Corbett patents the original Hollywood Base; becomes a supplier of bases for MLB

1962
Schutt devolves Permalace basketball net hanging system; becomes the industry standard

1962
Del Humphrey purchases Schutt Manufacturing Company; lobbies to make faceguards mandatory for football

1963
Del Humphrey develops the loop strap faceguard attachment system

1968
Ronin and Kunzel develops the first glass backboard

1972
Schutt produces the first ‘injury special’ faceguard for Dan Dierdorf

1973
Schutt introduces the football faceguard in 8 colors

1973
Schutt introduces powder coated rims

1973
Joe Namath switches to Schutt face mask for Super Bowl III

1974
‘Air’ Helmet develops the first air fitting system for football helmets

1984
Schutt introduces the first wire baseball faceguard

1986
Julie Nimmons takes over as president of Schutt Manufacturing Company

1987
Schutt acquires and markets the ‘Air’ helmet

1987
Schutt Sports Manufacturing Corporation begins producing baseball and football helmets

1992
Schutt introduces Slide-Rite; becomes standard equipment for MLB teams

1993
Hollywood bases introduces compressible Impact Base

1996
USA Olympic softball team captures gold medal wearing Schutt helmets (Also 2000)

1996
Schutt acquires Hollywood Bases

1999
Schutt introduces the first titanium faceguard

1999
Schutt introduces the first ponytail port helmet; specific equipment for female athletes

1999
Schutt introduces Comfort-Lite catchers protective equipment

2000
Schutt introduces logoed bases for the Major League Baseball World Series

2001
Schutt introduces the Air Advantage football helmet

2001
Schutt introduces miniature collectable bases and home plates

2002
Schutt helps P.E.4 Life kick off second annual National Physical Education (P.E) Day

2002
Stacy Nuveman endorses and assists in the development of Schutt catchers protective equipment

2003
Schutt introduces the DNA helmet featuring skydex padding; marks the first advancement from traditional foam padding in 30 years

2004
5 of 8 Olympic softball teams are outfitted with Schutt gear; including gold medal winning Team USA

2004
Schutt enters exclusive agreement to market and sell Impact shoulder pads; the first shoulder pad designed with the intent to reduce heat-related injuries

2004
Schutt partners with Concussion Sentinel to offer $20 million of free cognitive testing to every high school and college in the U.S.; giving coaches, trainers, and doctors a tool to know when it is safe for a player to return to the field after suffering a concussion

2004
Schutt introduces the first ever NOCSAE approved batter’s guard

2005
Schutt introduces the Typhoon shoulder pad with Climate Control Technology to help manage body temperature in every climate

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