Manufacturers Take America Out to the Ballgame, v. 3: Outfitting the Teams

By October 12, 2005General

baseball.jpgSo, you’ve taken your seat, had your hot dog and now the game begins. As players step up to the plate, they are likely wearing uniforms made by Alexander City, Ala.-based Russell Athletic.

Russell Athletic was founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell, who started with eight knitting machines and 10 sewing machines. Today, they are an international apparel company specializing in activewear, casualwear and athletic uniforms with over $1.2 billion in annual sales across five divisions and more than 15,000 employees worldwide.

As the largest supplier of athletic team uniforms in the United States, Russell Athletic has a rich history of making quality athletic wear for generations of athletes. With more than 100 years of proven experience outfitting teams it’s no wonder why over 100 Division I teams and 14 MLB Clubs today rely on Russell Athletic. Russell Athletic is also the official uniform of nine World Series MVP’s, eleven Cy Young Award Winners and twelve Major League Rookies of the Year.

Tune in tomorrow for our final installment of “Manufacturers Take America Out to the Ballgame”