Under Armour will become Major League Baseball’s official uniform provider beginning in 2020 — the Baltimore brand’s first such partnership with a major American professional league.
Major League Baseball owners recently approved the switch from Majestic Athletic to Under Armour, said an official with knowledge of the agreement.
There has been no public announcement and Under Armour representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Under Armour had been looking to make major inroads with MLB, which partners with a number of sporting goods and apparel companies.
Rawlings makes the baseballs used in games, Majestic Athletic makes the uniforms, New Era Cap Co. makes the caps and Schutt Sports makes the bases.
Under Armour produces some of the cleats, compression sleeves and batting gloves. The Baltimore-based company also makes a share of the catchers’ gear, an important marketing tool because catchers and their equipment brands so often appear on camera during
The company made a push last summer to be the NBA’s uniform provider starting in 2017-18 but lost out to Nike.
With Under Armour taking over for Majestic Athletic, which has produced MLB uniforms since 2005, many will wonder if players’ duds will get a new look.
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