About Spalding Founded by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, in 1876, the
company (or its successors) been developing innovative products ever since. From creating the first American football,
to producing the first basketball for Dr. James Naismith, to the latest advances in INFUSION technology (balls with
built-in pumps), Spalding has been on the cutting edge of the sporting goods industry for well over a century. True to
the founders' vision, the company has delivered quality goods that reflect a commitment to workmanship in every finished
product, every step of the way. Today, these products are manufactured by Russell Brands, LLC, owner of the Spalding
trademark. Offered in red or orange. 3 x 4-inch mounting bracket. Pro image quality. Covered springs.