February 28, 2018
(Litchfield, Illinois) March 1, 2018 – Kranos Corporation, dba Schutt Sports, today announced a multi-year extension to their agreement as the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The three-year extension means Schutt will continue to supply all bases, home plates and pitching rubbers for every MLB game. The company manufactures the Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases, a version of which has been on the field for every MLB game, including World Series and All-Star Games, since 1939.
“For nearly 80 years, Major League Baseball has recognized the superior quality of the Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases and we’re excited to continue working with the league and every Club,” said Kip Meyer, General Manager, Schutt Sports. “Our ability to create custom bases for each Club, as well as noteworthy games and events has strengthened our relationship with MLB even more. We’re looking forward to continuing that custom program and supporting the national pastime as we keep innovating together.”
The Jack Corbett® Hollywood bases used by all 30 Clubs in Major League Baseball are designed to withstand even the harshest playing conditions and most rugged weather challenges on the field. These same bases are available to other teams, as well, as part of the Schutt Sports on-field product line.
Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world, including football helmets, shoulder pads, protective apparel and padding, and much more. 37% of the players in the NFL wear Schutt helmets, including over 50% of the skill position players in the league. Schutt Sports is the only major helmet manufacturer to advance beyond traditional foam padding, instead using TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning, which has been proven to absorb more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet system on the field. Schutt Sports is also the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA.
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Scientists have not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.
NO HELMET SYSTEM CAN PREVENT CONCUSSIONS OR ELIMINATE THE RISK OF SERIOUS HEAD OR NECK INJURIES WHILE PLAYING FOOTBALL.
Keep your head up. Do not butt, ram, spear or strike an opponent with any part of the helmet or faceguard. This is a violation of football rules and may cause you to suffer severe brain or neck injury, including paralysis or death and possible injury to your opponent. Contact in football may result in Concussion/Brain Injury which no helmet can prevent. Symptoms include loss of consciousness or memory, dizziness, headache, nausea or confusion. If you have symptoms, immediately stop and report them to your coach, trainer and parents. Do not return to a game or contact until all symptoms are gone and you receive medical clearance. Ignoring this warning may lead to another and more serious or fatal brain injury.
NO HELMET SYSTEM CAN PROTECT YOU FROM SERIOUS BRAIN AND/OR NECK INJURIES INCLUDING PARALYSIS OR DEATH. TO AVOID THESE RISKS, DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL.
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