Image credit: Aaron Judge (Courtesy of Franklin Sports)
The Yankees like the work Aaron Judge‘s hands do when swinging a baseball bat. And now those hands will use Franklin Sports batting gloves, as the all-star slugger signed a deal with Franklin to use custom-made gloves for the 2022 season.
“Aaron Judge is easily one of the biggest names in baseball today, and rightfully so,” said Adam Franklin, president of Franklin Sports. “He’s one of the most impactful players in the game, especially at the plate, so we couldn’t be more excited to create something tailored exclusively to his needs and to welcome him to the Franklin family.”
A leader in batting gloves across MLB, Franklin creates custom batting gloves for all its big league players. Judge joins fellow Yankees Joey Gallo, DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks and Isiah Kiner-Falefa using the custom creations. The gloves for Judge will feature the blue and white of the Yankees, along with a design fully customized to his preferences and fit.
“As a professional who takes pride in preparation, partnering with Franklin fits my game perfectly,” Judge said. “It’s just another competitive advantage at the plate to know you’ve created something unique to you, that feels right every time you step into the batter’s box.”
Judge, a three-time all-star and two-time Silver Slugger, hails from California and was drafted in the first round in 2013. The 6-foot-7 right fielder led the Yankees offense in 2021 and is known as one of the best run producers in the game.
Franklin Sports, based in Massachusetts since the company was founded in 1946, has grown its catalog of sporting goods products to over 10,000 items across 10 different sports and is the official batting glove of MLB.
Three batting glove lines dominate the Franklin portfolio. The CFX Pro, Pro Classic and Powerstrap all get made from a single piece of Pittard sheepskin leather in Franklin’s patented tri-curve technology. The single piece eliminates stitching that tends to break down quickly. All three batting gloves are available for customization, whether for Judge’s hands or someone else.
Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Baseball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.