Schutt Sports Extends Partnership with Major League Baseball

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LITCHFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kranos Corporation, dba Schutt Sports, today announced a multi-year extension to their agreement as the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The three-year extension means Schutt will continue to supply all bases, home plates and pitching rubbers for every MLB game. The company manufactures the Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases, a version of which has been on the field for every MLB game, including World Series and All-Star Games, since 1939.

“For nearly 80 years, Major League Baseball has recognized the superior quality of the Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases and we’re excited to continue working with the league and every Club,� said Kip Meyer, General Manager, Schutt Sports. “Our ability to create custom bases for each Club, as well as noteworthy games and events has strengthened our relationship with MLB even more. We’re looking forward to continuing that custom program and supporting the national pastime as we keep innovating together.�

The Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases used by all 30 Clubs in Major League Baseball are designed to withstand even the harshest playing conditions and most rugged weather challenges on the field. These same bases are available to other teams, as well, as part of the Schutt Sports on-field product line.

About Schutt Sports

Schutt Sports is the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA. Schutt Sports is also an official MLB Authentics supplier, making a line of MLB desk caddies, bases and other collectibles. Schutt Sports is also one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world, including football helmets. 36% of the players in the NFL choose to wear Schutt helmets, including 50% of the skill position players in the league.

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