Published On: March 23rd, 2023

Iconic Sporting Goods Manufacturer to Continue as Exclusive Supplier in Key Baseball Categories

Rochester, Minn. – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., the number one baseball brand worldwide, announced today they will remain the exclusive supplier of baseballs, helmets, protective gear, uniforms, and wood bats for the Northwoods League (NWL) through 2028. Rawlings has been a sponsor of the NWL since 2005.

“We tremendously value our long-time relationship with Rawlings and we’re proud to provide equipment and uniforms of the highest quality to our athletes,” said Ryan Voz, President, and Commissioner of the Northwoods League. “The gear our athletes use should elevate their ability and performance on field, and they trust the Rawlings brand to deliver the very best results each season.”

“The Northwoods League is a perfect fit for the Rawlings brand given their caliber of players and the talented staff dedicated to their development,” said Dave Fahrney, regional sales director for Rawlings. “Our team at Rawlings will continue to work diligently with the Northwoods League to design the most innovative products yielding the greatest competitive advantage.”

The NWL season commences in late May and continues through mid-August.

About Rawlings

Established in 1887, Rawlings is an innovative leading global brand and manufacturer of premium baseball and softball equipment, including gloves, balls, and protective headwear. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings.  Rawlings is the Official Base, Baseball, Helmet, Face Guard and Glove of Major League Baseball, the Official Baseball of Minor League Baseball and the Official Baseball and Softball of the NCAA and the NAIA.  The company is headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, please visit


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now entering its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 310 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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