In a league of its own, Rawlings Sporting Goods is known for its ties to Major League Baseball (MLB); the company is the MLB's exclusive supplier of baseball helmets. Rawlings makes and distributes a variety of equipment and protective gear for playing baseball, football, and basketball. Its equipment is also used by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as amateur organizations, and in interscholastic athletics. Rawlings sells through mass merchandisers, sporting goods retailers, and its namesake website. It licenses its brand for an array of merchandise, including apparel, toys, and shoes. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is a subsidiary of consumer products maker Jarden Corporation.