MLB players are hitting home runs with these baseball gloves created by a teen entrepreneur

These new gloves are a great success.

Bruce Bolt batting gloves have made their way into Major League Baseball, where top players like Harrison Bader of the New York Yankees wear them on the field – and hit home runs.

The gloves, which are making huge strides in professional baseball, were developed in 2017 by teenager Bear Mayer, who was just 16 when he started his Austin, Texas-based company.

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Mayer came to Fox & Friends on Thursday, October 20, 2022 to talk about the beginnings of his family business.

Turns out he had been thinking about ways to get gas money for his car.

“[My dad] said, ‘Get a job or start a business,'” Mayer said.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a father who has had a long line of entrepreneurship in his life and he kind of put me on this path,” he added.

Mayer revealed that he and his parents “didn’t think anything of it” at first — and took it on as a fun project.

Bruce Bolt, the founder of the batting gloves, Bear Mayer, followed suit "fox and friends" Program on Thursday October 20, 2022 to discuss his creation and business.

Bruce Bolt founder Bear Mayer joined the Fox and Friends program on Thursday, October 20, 2022 to talk about his creation and business.
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But Bruce Bolt was finally able to get back on his feet thanks to family friend Trey Hillman, former manager of the Kansas City Royals and bench coach for several MLB teams.

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After Hillman brought back a pair of gloves to spring training, they caught the attention of several major league players, Mayer said.

These players include Brett Philips, Terrance Gore, Harrison Bader, Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil.

New York Yankees midfielder Harrison Bader (22) watches his solo home run during the second inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in Houston.

New York Yankees midfielder Harrison Bader (22) watches his solo home run during the second inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in Houston.
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Bruce Bolt baseball and softball gloves are made from 100% Cabretta leather, which Mayer says sets them apart from other products on the market.

He added that the glove’s two-strap system gives the wearer more support.

Mayer shared that the original inspiration behind the glove’s design – which features a large lightning bolt on the back of the hand – was the 1984 baseball film The Natural.

“When I kind of came up with the idea for the gloves, the first thing I thought of was Roy Hobbs and the bolt he actually had on his racquet,” he said.

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Mayer’s grandfather Bruce is the company’s namesake — he was a “great athlete” and a “huge baseball player” growing up, Mayer said.

“Believe it or not, he was actually struck by lightning twice in his life,” he also said.

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