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Little League Adds Rawlings Bats

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Little League Adds Rawlings Bats

Rawlings® Composite Hybrid Bats Added To Little League Baseball® Approved List

ST. LOUIS, MO – January 31, 2011 – Effective immediately, four Rawlings® composite hybrid bats have been added to Little League Baseball’s® approved list for the 2011 calendar year.

Rawlings’ 5150 Composite Hybrid (YB5150H), Rawlings 5150 Exogrid (YB51XO), Rawlings Rush Gold (YBRSHGD) and Rawlings Rush Gold Lite (YBRSHGL) join 48 previously-approved non-wood/non-composite bats licensed for the 2011 Little League season.

The newly LLB-licensed Rawlings bats feature a composite handle and alloy barrel. Little League approved of their licenses last Thursday.

“We are waiting along with other manufacturers to get information back from the waiver process for older model, 100-percent composite bats,” said Tim Lord, vice president of bats for St. Louis-based Rawlings, a subsidiary of Jarden Team Sports. “During the wait, we want to make sure we publish a list of high-performance, Little League-approved bats that consumers can purchase now and in the coming weeks to use this season.”

Since Little League announced its composite bat moratorium in late December, both team and retail accounts across the country have decided to increase the number of high-performance aluminum youth baseball bats in their inventories, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods recently increasing its assortment of Rawlings 5150 Exogrid bats (YB51XO, pictured below).

Rawlings YB5150H:

Rawlings YB51XO:

FULL LIST OF RAWLINGS’ 2011 LICENSED NON-WOOD/NON-COMPOSITE BATS:

COMPANY

MODEL NUMBER

MODEL NAME

DATE ADDED

Alloy/Metal Barrel

Rawlings

TARYBRAP

Raptor

Rawlings

YB1AM

Ambush

Rawlings

YB3

Rawlings

YB350

Raptor

Rawlings

YB5150A

5150 Alloy

Rawlings

YB51XO

5150 Exogrid

Rawlings

YB650

Nemesis

Rawlings

YBAPX

Apex

Rawlings

YBARS

Arsenal

Rawlings

YBARS2

Arsenal

Rawlings

YBBL

Bull

Rawlings

YBCBLT2

Cobalt

Rawlings

YBCLBR

Caliber

Rawlings

YBCLBR2

Caliber

Rawlings

YBCLBR3

Caliber

Rawlings

YBFL

Fuel

Rawlings

YBFL2

Fuel

Rawlings

YBFL3

Fuel

Rawlings

YBFL4

Fuel

Rawlings

YBFL5

Fuel

Rawlings

YBFL6

Rawlings

YBLMP

Plasma

Rawlings

YBLMPG

Plasma

Rawlings

YBNEM

Nemesis

Rawlings

YBNEM2

Nemesis

Rawlings

YBPLA2

Plasma

Rawlings

YBPLAS

Plasma

Rawlings

YBRAP

Raptor

Rawlings

YBRAP2

Raptor

Rawlings

YBRAP4

Raptor

Rawlings

YBRAP5

Raptor

Rawlings

YBREC

Recon

Rawlings

YBREC2

Recon

Rawlings

YBREN

Renegade

Rawlings

YBREN2

Renegade

Rawlings

YBREN3

Renegade

Rawlings

YBRIV

Rival

Rawlings

YBRIV2

Rival

Rawlings

YBRSHGL

Rush Gold Lite

Rawlings

YBSLVR

Plasma Silver

Rawlings

YBSTRV2

Strive

Rawlings

YBSTRV3

Strive

Rawlings

YBSVG

Savage

Rawlings

YBSVG2

Savage

Rawlings

YBTRMP

Triumph

Rawlings

YBTRMP2

Triumph

Rawlings

YBVCTY

Velocity

Rawlings

YBVCTY2

Velocity

Rawlings

YBVCTY3

Velocity

Composite Handle/Alloy Barrel

Rawlings

YB51XO

5150 Exogrid

1/27/11

Rawlings

YB5150H

5150 Hybrid

1/27/11

Rawlings

YBRSHGD

Rush Gold

1/27/11

Rawlings

YBRSHGL

Rush Gold Lite

1/27/11

About Rawlings

Rawlings is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods in the United States and a subsidiary of Jarden Team Sports. Since the company’s inception in 1887, Rawlings’ mission has always centered on developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and protective apparel for the professional player. With an assortment of baseball, basketball, football and softball game-related product lines, Rawlings is present everywhere team sports are played. Leagues and conferences of all skill levels integrate Rawlings’ unparalleled product portfolio into their sports: as the Official Baseball and Official Helmet to Major League Baseball®, the official baseball for the NCAA®, the official football for the NAIA®, the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA® and AAU®, the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit rawlings.com, Rawlings’ Facebook page or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has more than 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com.