Mattingly Sports

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Mattingly Sports Inc.
Type Private
Founded 2005
Founders Don Mattingly, Jim Wells, Skip Shaw
Headquarters Shelton, CT, United States
Key people Don Mattingly founder
Products Sporting Goods
Divisions Baseball/Softball

Mattingly Sports is a baseball and softball equipment company launched by Don Mattingly in 2005, based primarily around the patented V-Grip baseball and softball bats. After watching his kids and their friends struggle to maintain the proper hitting grip, Don, along with co-inventor Jim Wells, created the V-Grip as a way to ensure the proper alignment of the hands and to keep the bat out in the hitter's fingertips. A third founder, Skip Shaw, was brought in to grow the company into a meaningful player in the baseball and softball equipment marketplace.[1] The V-Grip bats have been approved for game play by all of the major, non-professional leagues and associations including Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth (including Ripken Baseball), Pony League, Dixie Youth, AABC, ASA, USSSA, the National Federation of High Schools, and the NCAA.[2]


  1. ^ "Mattingly has a firm grip on teaching young ballplayers - Connecticut Post". 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Mattingly Sports Baseball Bats | About Us". Retrieved 2012-05-07. 

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