Nocona Texas Baseball Nokona Glove Company History


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"Big-leaguers who endorsed Nokona gloves included shortstop Chico Carrasquel, pitcher Carl Erskine and utility infielder/outfielder (and future manager) Dick Williams , according to a company history called 75 Years: Nocona Ball Gloves, a Texas Tradition , written by Dallas' Joe Phillips, who served as an outside marketing consultant to the company from 1976 to 2004. Nolan Ryan has said he prized his Nokona glove as a youngster in Alvin, Texas.

The 1960s brought significant changes. A lot of baseball glove production moved abroad, first to Japan and then to other Asian countries, Phillips said. Meanwhile, player endorsements became too expensive for smaller companies such as Nocona.

Roberts Storey died in 1980, leaving the company in the hands of his sons Jim, who died in 1991, and Bobby, 81, Rob's father, who remains the "ambassador of the brand." Rob Storey has been managing the factory since the early 1990s.

Nocona retained dealer and customer loyalty by focusing on high-end gloves, said Phillips, who collects
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