Evan Longoria Joins The Franklin Family
We are proud to announce Evan Longoria, third baseman of the Tampa Bay Rays, has joined the Franklin Sports family. Longoria is a three-time MLB All-Star and former third overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. During his six-year career he has recorded a batting line of .275/.359/.515 with 154 home runs and 521 RBIs. Longoria made his MLB debut in 2008 and never looked back. Hitting .272/.343/.531 and recording 31 doubles, 27 home runs and 85 RBIs in 122 games, Longoria won the 2008 Rookie of the Year award and led the Rays to a World Series matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies. Although the Rays lost the World Series, Longoria made his mark blasting four home runs in the seven-game ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.
The accolades continued for Longoria as he has been named to three MLB All-Star teams and was awarded a Silver Slugger in 2009. Amid his sixth MLB season, 27 year-old Longoria has the Tampa Bay Rays atop the AL Wild Card chase nearing the final month of the season. Since signing with Franklin Sports on August 16, Longoria has recorded four hits – two doubles and one home run – scoring two runs. The Rays have won four of the last five games and Longoria looks to help stretch its three-game lead on the Orioles in the Wild Card chase as they head to Baltimore for a three-game series this week.
Longoria decided to wear Franklin’s The Natural II batting glove throughout the remainder of this season. Made with the most advanced glove leather in the world, Longoria knows he can trust The Natural II to provide superior grip and never bunch thanks to our Quad-Flex technology that anticipates as batters flex during a swing.
A California native, he embodies consistency at the plate and displays prominent signs of leadership amongst his teammates and throughout his community. We are happy to have Longoria join the Franklin Sports batting glove family and look forward to keeping you updated on his continued success.
Continue to check back for more news and notes on all of our Franklin Pros as the second half winds down and the MLB playoff push begins.