MLB and Fanatics Pitch in to Make Masks and Gowns Instead of Baseball Jerseys
Fanatics, the company that manufactures the official uniforms for Major League Baseball, is taking the raw materials typically used in the creation of MLB jerseys and instead using them to create masks and gowns to support emergency personnel who are fighting against COVID-19. Fanatics’ manufacturing plant in Easton, PA is in full production mode churning out masks and gowns made from the same jersey fabric that major league ball players wear.
“The COVID-19 crisis has compelled our country to be more collaborative, innovative and strategic than ever before,” Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin said. “As the demand for masks and gowns has surged, we’re fortunate to have teamed up with Major League Baseball to find a unique way to support our frontline workers in this fight to stem the virus, who are in dire need of essential resources.”
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