Traditionally, baseball gloves from top American companies were all made in the United States. However, one by one, most companies have slowly shifted production overseas due to cheaper labor.
Unfortunately, this has negatively impacted the quality of baseball gloves, and it’s now difficult to know exactly which brands still manufacture gloves that are 100% American-made. So I’ve done the research to find out.
Do Any Brands Sell American Made Baseball Gloves? (The Short Answer)
After doing some research, I found 1 brand that sells baseball gloves made in the USA – Nokona.
Nokona was founded in 1926 as the Nocona Leather Goods Company in Nocona, Texas in the United States. The company manufactured its first baseball glove in 1934.
The Texan company still produces all of its baseball gloves at its manufacturing facility in Nocona, Texas.
This has been confirmed in the below article about the Nocona factory, which is “one of the last baseball glove factories in the U.S.”.
Here are some of Nokona’s baseball gloves made in the USA:
- Alpha Velcro 12.5’’ closed web infield/outfield
- Bloodline 11.5’’ web infield
- SKN 13’’ web first base
Roy Hobbs is an American baseball glove manufacturer. There wasn’t much information available on the company.
All we really know is that it’s a proud American company that manufactures its products in the United States, with 100% American materials, as you can see on Roy Hobbs’ official website.
Although not much information is available on Roy Hobbs baseball gloves online, no signs point to the company manufacturing any of its gloves outside of the United States. However, Roy Hobbs does not currently have any baseball gloves on offer on its official website.
You can still find some models on eBay and similar websites.
Here are some of Roy Hobbs’ baseball gloves made in the USA:
- Roy Hobbs RH1200 left-hand thrower
- Roy Hobbs Game Ready Series
- Roy Hobbs RH3400 right-handed thrower
Baseball Gloves That Are Commonly Mistaken As Being Made in the USA
Rawlings is an American baseball and softball gear manufacturer founded in St. Louis in 1887. It designed the first glove specifically for baseball in 1902; it was a major hit and became the standard for baseball gloves. Today, it’s still the most used glove in Major League Baseball.
At first, it seems like Rawlings manufactures its baseball gloves in the USA. The company has a factory in Ava, Missouri in the United States, as you can see below.
However, it seems like Rawlings has relocated some of its manufacturing overseas to China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, as shown below.
Here, another source claims that Rawlings also manufactures baseball gloves in Taiwan.
However, it seems Rawlings still does manufacture some of its gloves in the United States.
So, if you want to ensure you’re buying a Rawlings baseball glove made in the United States, I suggest you contact the company for more information. Here are Rawling’s contact details.
You may also chat live with a Rawlings agent by clicking on the link at the very bottom of this page, on the right, as you can see below.
In conclusion, Rawlings baseball gloves are not all manufactured in the United States.
Wilson is an American sports gear manufacturer founded in 1916 in Chicago in the United States. Today, Wilson is known to produce some of the best gloves in the world. Many Major League Baseball players play with a Wilson glove.
Many still believe that Wilson baseball gloves are manufactured in the United States. You can see one source below claiming that they are.
Here is another source claiming that Wilson baseball gloves are made in the USA.
However, Baseball Training World contacted Wilson by email asking them where their baseball gloves are manufactured. An agent for Wilson replied that the company manufactures its baseball gloves in Taiwan.
In conclusion, Wilson no longer manufactures its baseball gloves in the United States.