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Sports apparel company stops making MLB jerseys to manufacture protective masks and gowns

Mar 27, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

On what should have been Opening Day, the pinstriped uniforms of the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies appeared in a different fashion. Two weeks after the novel coronavirus ground all major U.S. sports leagues to a halt, the fabric used to manufacture official jerseys for Major League Baseball will become protective masks and gowns for medical professionals.

Fanatics, the company that manufactures MLB uniforms, has halted production of jerseys at its Pennsylvania factory and will...