Steeeeerike! Baseball's Greatest Packaging is a Real Grand Slam

October 24, 2013

Batter Up! As baseball has evolved, so, too, has its main form of “packaging“: the catcher’s mitt.

It should come as no surprise that as packaging experts, we’re fascinated by baseball’s packaging innovations and how they’ve helped protect the hand for a century.

During the late 1870s, catcher’s mitts were often simple fingerless gloves — imagine that! By the 1950s and 1960s, catcher’s mitts were re-engineered to allow for one-handed catching. Which leads us to today’s mitts. Just how do the pros protect their paws from 90+ MPH fast balls? It’s simple, new “Digital leather” that absorbs shock and improves grip (players from the 1800s would be amazed!).  Compiled from the Society for American Baseball Research

As you can see, the mitt has evolved so the catcher can deal with anything that might come his way — a fast ball, a foul tip or a runner stealing second base.

Our packaging experts care for your precious cargo like a hand in a glove. We are constantly researching the ever-evolving technological changes in packaging, and are always looking for opportunities to improve as our customers’ needs change!

We want your products to be as secure as a catcher’s hand in a modern-day mitt! Looking for a packaging partner that knocks it out of the park? Contact Ernest Packaging Solutions today!