Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rawlings expands its presence in Australia’s growing baseball market

Know Your Product!

“Australia continues to be a robust growth market for Rawlings,” said Kurt Hunzeker, senior director of global brand marketing for St. Louis, Missouri-based Rawlings.  “As a proud partner of the ABL since its inaugural year in 2010, Rawlings is committed to doing everything we can to help grow the game across the continent.  Coupled with Major League Baseball opening the 2014 Championship Season in Australia, Rawlings’ new partnership with Baseball Australia provides us a great opportunity to engage would-be Australian players of all ages and skill levels and introduce them to Rawlings’ legendary baseball product lines.”

Rawlings’ agreements with Baseball Australia and the ABL join its expansive roster of equipment adoptions and official designations by baseball organizations worldwide.  Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball® and the World Baseball Classic™, the Official Baseball of Minor League Baseball™, and the Official Bat, Baseball and Batting Helmet of Baseball Canada™.

The partnership with Rawlings exemplifies the all-of-sport approach baseball in Australia has adopted by securing joint partners for its professional league and government association.

“Rawlings has stood by our side since the inception of the ABL,” said Peter Wermuth, chief executive officer of Sydney-based ABL.  “The opportunity to align with a company with such a storied sports history such as Rawlings is a great win for our league, and demonstrates that global companies are taking notice of the growth of baseball in Australia.”

Repoz Posted: January 14, 2014 at 09:12 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coorey

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. DL from MN Posted: January 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4638669)
Twins have done a pretty good job scouting Australia over the years. This quote on wikipedia gives me some encouragement:

"By mid-2012, the number of Little Leagues in the country had risen to about 400, making Australia the largest country in Little League participation outside of North America."

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis on Acid
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogWSJ: He's a Perplexing Question to Bat Around.
(13 - 5:47am, Apr 21)
Last: Russ

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1123 - 4:22am, Apr 21)
Last: Howling John Shade

NewsblogNew York Mets lose Jerry Blevins, Travis d'Arnaud to fractures - MLB - SI.com
(41 - 4:11am, Apr 21)
Last: BillWallace

NewsblogJoe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts
(62 - 3:36am, Apr 21)
Last: pthomas

NewsblogMore from Oakland A’s Brett Lawrie, Josh Reddick - Oakland Athletics : The Drumbeat
(140 - 2:47am, Apr 21)
Last: Dale Sams

NewsblogA profane Bryan Price vents frustration
(23 - 2:29am, Apr 21)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogCubs To Promote Addison Russell
(13 - 2:15am, Apr 21)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogVICE SPORTS: AGAINST ESPN'S K-ZONE, WHICH IS THE WORST
(31 - 2:13am, Apr 21)
Last: Monty

Newsblog4-20-2015 OMNICHATTER
(142 - 1:35am, Apr 21)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(2927 - 1:26am, Apr 21)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogPoz - The Museum of Nice Players
(46 - 1:15am, Apr 21)
Last: Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant

NewsblogWhy A-Rod must shelve fielding hopes and ace job No. 1 | New York Post
(85 - 1:11am, Apr 21)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogSunday Notes: Bryce Harper on Stats; Storen, Gausman, Eflin, Almora, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(31 - 12:39am, Apr 21)
Last: bookbook

NewsblogWEEI: O's rip Buchholz for 'forever' pace on mound
(36 - 11:46pm, Apr 20)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogBraves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED violation
(21 - 8:55pm, Apr 20)
Last: theboyqueen

Page rendered in 0.1846 seconds
48 querie(s) executed