US baseball glove company still thriving thanks to loyalty of professional players

Nokona, which made its first baseball mitt in 1934, sources its domestic leathers from various states and makes the gloves by hand.
2:10 | 04/04/19

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Finally tonight here, baseball season is back and so is made in America. We're still recovering from that batting practice. And we've also discovered something new on the field. With the earliest opening day ever this year, we're not only watching the players, we're watching the bats. Dove tail bats from Shirley mills, Maine. Hey, Paul. You'll remember Paul lancisi. I need some tips, is what I need. We can do that. Reporter: He showed us his bats, birch ash and rock maple trees. Reporter: Beautiful bats. This is entirely made in America. Made in Maine with Maine wood, with Maine labor. Reporter: He tried out for the major leagues. I barely made little league. It's been awhile. Probably since little league. A few tips. First thick you're going to do with an ash bat, you have to hit the edge grain. You can't hit the face grain. Or you're going to break the Reporter: All right. And then as you're swinging, you're coming in to the ball. Concentrate on hitting the ball. Reporter: Thanks, Paul, for clapping. But tonight, we're clapping, because they told us today, eight new hires at that bat factory in Shirley mills. And from Maine to this tiny town in Texas tonight. Nocona, off highway 82. 50 workers making 150 baseball gloves 0 day. Robert "Big Bob" storey there on the right founded the nokona leather goods. Their first glove in 1934. And rob storey is his great grandson. My dad worked here 62 years. I'm at 39 myself, hoping to get to 40, so, truly a fourth generation family. Reporter: First comes the leather. From Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska. Reporter: Cutting the pattern. Stamping the logo. "American made," nocona, Texas. And Carla Yeargin and her son, Josh, inspecting before shipping. What's it like working with mom? It's interesting. Family here all the time. I mean, that's just what this company is about, is family. Reporter: What makes them different? The quality, the attention to detail. Reporter: Those gloves now used by the pirates, the twins, the Royals, the tigers. And that bat maker tonight? Come on, when you're watching, are you really looking for your bat? Every time. Reporter: American workers tonight watching baseball, with three words in mind. Made in America! We love made in America, and we'll be looking for those bats and gloves, too. I'm David Muir. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Good night.

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