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Friday, March 27, 2020

MLB jerseys to be made into masks for medical workers fighting coronavirus

MLB team jerseys are being made into a million protective masks to support medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The announcement was made on Thursday by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and Fanatics mogul Michael Rubin, whose apparel company makes jerseys for the league.

Rubin’s Fanatics brand is the licensed apparel partner of all major sports leagues. It makes the MLB jerseys in a 360,000-square-foot plant in Easton, Pennsylvania.

He posted on Instagram of the idea to create the masks from the same material as the authentic baseball gear: “Woke up in the middle of the night last week with idea of converting our [Fanatics] factory in PA that makes official @MLB jerseys into a facility that makes much needed masks and gowns and then donating them to help fight this horrendous virus.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and attorney general Josh Shapiro each had contacted Rubin saying they needed support in supplying medical pros.

 

QLE Posted: March 27, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coronavirus, fanatics, jerseys

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