Rawlings Sporting Goods has agreed a deal to sponsor this year’s World Baseball Classic national team tournament.
Rawlings has been named as the official baseball, batting helmet and catcher’s gear of the event, which commenced on March 6 and runs until March 22. Games are being staged in Korea, Japan, Mexico and the United States.
Rawlings also serves as the official baseball and batting helmet of North America’s Major League Baseball.
Mike Thompson, executive vice-president of marketing at Rawlings, said: “Being able to support the World Baseball Classic and baseball on a worldwide stage further cements our 130 years of authenticity in the game.”