Who makes MLB jerseys? | fox business
Nike will begin its tenure as MLB’s official uniform supplier this summer when the league takes over for its coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
In addition to MLB jerseys, Nike will supply all footwear, outerwear and training apparel for a 10-year term. The sportswear giant replaced Majestic Athletic, which had held the position since 2005.
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“Nike’s global brand and reputation as a leader in marketing and innovation make it an ideal partner,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement when the deal was announced in 2019. .
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MLB jerseys remained unchanged except for the addition of Nike’s famous “Swoosh” logo. The change angered some fans on social media who criticized Nike for including the design.
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Financial terms of Nike’s deal with MLB were not disclosed. While Nike handles the production of all on-field jerseys, online retailer Fanatics handles the manufacturing of Nike’s MLB apparel for public sale.
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Nike landed the MLB partnership after one of its biggest corporate rivals, Under Armour, pulled out of a deal to supply the league’s jerseys.
The public will get their first look at Nike MLB uniforms during regular season action on July 23.
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