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  • 12.00 Inch Pattern

  • Ristankor Adjustable Velcro Wrist Strap Provides a Secure Fit

  • Closed Back

  • Fully Closed Web

  • Banana Tan Crunch Leather - Classic Steerhide is Soft, Yet Sturdy

  • Fastpitch Softball Pattern

  • Free Shipping!

  • Little Break-In Required

  • Made in the USA - Since 1934 (Nocona, TX)

  • Nolera Composite Padding System - Lighter Feel than Traditional Felt with Similar Absorption Characteristics

  • 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee

  • Weight: Approx. 680 g

  • Infield / Pitcher Model


Due to popular demand, Nokona is bringing back one of its most recognizable series: Banana Tan! Its supple yet sturdy cowhide was first developed by Nokona in the 1970's. Now, a new generation can enjoy the soft yet sturdy feel and quicker break-in period of the Banana Tan Fastpitch Series. Made with a new deep-pocket and Nolera Composite Padding, this glove is sure to impress today's best players. Nolera Composite Padding provides improved playability and makes for a glove lighter. And if that wasn't enough, Nokona incorporated their enhanced Ristankor Closure System. Originally developed in the 1950's, the Ristankor is now made with Velcro to secure the hand in the glove while allowing for an easier break-in. The new Banana Tan Fastpitch Series is the perfect combination of the traditional Nokona look and feel, with improved design and new technology to meet the demands of today's top players. With a closed web and closed back, this 12.00 inch pattern is ideal for infielders. Nokona has built a reputation for providing the highest quality gloves, which are made right here in the USA! For over 75 years, Nokona has been making their product in Nocona, Texas where the people have dedicated their lives to providing the highest quality ball glove. This is their legacy. Nokona: America's Pastime. American Made. The Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series is backed by a full 100-day money back guarantee, even if you've worn it! Free Shipping!

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Pros: Game ready right out of the box.


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Pros: Minimal break in time required. Pocket is adequate for a 12" softball. High quality construction.


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Pros: Bought this glove for my 14 year old daughter. Very well made and broken in fairly quickly. Amazing what a quality glove feels like.


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Pros: Bought this glove for my ten year old granddaughter. The glove is high quality and broke in quickly.


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Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series BTF-1200c Leanne Parent

Pros: I bought this glove for my daughter she is a pictcher and any position that she needs to play in she needed a glove and we have been looking for one for a while she had went through two gloves. Husband and I did our homework on gloves and look up Nokona gloves. And how they are made in American extra... So we found this one and so far she loves it. I mean loves it. It didn't take much to break it in playing in the yard and wrapping it up the steps that you should do with a glove it took two days to get the stiffness away it amazed me. I hope this will last her for a while. Thank you

Cons: Right now I do not have any cons. Only thing she said she wish it had just little more padding for the palm of her hand. But overall the glove is amazing

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Would this glove be well suited for a pitcher/infielder? If not, what glove would you recommend?
The Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200 would be a great pitcher/infield model for girls ages 13 & up, at 12.00". It features a closed web to help hide pitches and for quicker ball transfer in the infield. For younger players, we'd recommend a smaller size.
Does this glove come in an 11.50" or 11.75"?
The Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series (BTF-1200) is the smallest model Nokona offers in their Banana Tan Series. They do not offer it in the 11.50" or 11.75" size.
John H
Would this be a good glove for a 10 year old?
Our general recommendation for a 10 year old fastpitch player is an 11.5" glove. The 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200 has a 12" pattern so it may be a little too large for your player.
My daughter plays at the elite select level and is 16 years old. Is this glove the correct size or would she need larger?
If your player is playing at a position where a 12.00" glove is optimal for use, then this 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series (BTF-1200) should be just fine for use by her at 16 years old.
Is this the lightest glove you offer?
This 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series (BTF-1200) will not actually be the lightest Nokona fastpitch mitt that we will be carrying in the 12.00" length. The lightest 12.00" fastpitch mitt we will be carrying from Nokona is the 2016 Nokona Select Plus Series Glove (SV17) at 620 grams.
Would this glove be okay for 10u travel team? She will move up next year?
The 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200 is a 12.00 inch pattern that is constructed from a supple steerhide leather. This glove will give a player multiple years of use with proper care. For a player who is 10u, this glove may fit a little big initially but certainly something a player could grow into within 1-2 years. If seeking a more ideal fit for a 10u player, one might want to consider a glove that is 11.50-11.75 inches.
Is this glove good for outfield use? My daughter plays travel ball and is a second year 12U player, moving up to 14U next year.
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The 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200 is a 12.00 inch pattern and would be a good option to consider for a player of her age who is playing the OF.
Would this be a good glove for an 11 year old playing 12U who plays mainly 2nd base and some outfield?
The 2016 Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200 features a 12" pattern and it would be a great size and fit for an 11 year old that plays both infield and outfield.
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About the Brand

Joe Phillips writes about his visit to Nokona. It was like sitting in at the plantation party in Gone with the Wind or maybe gazing from the grandstand at the “Field of Dreams” while the Black Sox players tried to work out their idled muscle kinks. And, I was gently reminded by the lines in that movie while I dug into a delicious plate of North Texas barbecue: “threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what once was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins. . . You talk a good dream.” And here I was. . . graciously invited into this magical and charming “Field of Glove-Making Dreams” in former Comanche Indian land at Nocona, Texas. It was a warm August evening, basked in a golden harvest moon, while friends and the Nokona family paid its kindly southern regards to two of their own and two of America’s finest but relatively obscure glove makers, Bobby Storey and Elvin Ray “Ab” Lemons. You see, the pair had just completed fifty years of time-honored employment with Nocona Athletic Goods, the last of the all-American made ball glove company's. The occasion brought echoes of past successes and human contentment, but in Nocona today you still experience much the same American texture of yesterday and perhaps a glimpse into tomorrow as well.

The two stately gentlemen were being honored in a way that could have taken place in the same manner when they first reported for full-time work at Nokona, in 1952, or back even earlier, in 1933 when the company started making sports equipment. During a brief and informal presentation at the celebration, Nokona’s new sales manager called the two glove makers “Legends - because that’s what their ball gloves stood for, American know-how and pride taken in a best-made product.”

A man of few words but a marveled craftsman who could literally conjure a sows ear into a playable baseball mitt, Mr. Lemons got up and fondly recalled the several men he worked with through his half-century and of the training that had been passed along to him from his old bosses.

His counter part and just as talented, Bobby Storey, had filled in at just about every job at Nokona. Bobby, the son of the sporting goods founder, R.E. “Bob” Storey had most recently served as president and now chairman of the board of Nokona. Though past retirement age like Mr. Lemons, he’s now serving at one of his favorite roles, that of ball glove designer.

At a time for employment in this country when five years is considered a long tenure with the same company, Ab and Bobby are not even the first to complete a half-century journey with Nocona Athletics. The now deceased Jewell Brickey, hit that milestone in 1993, after joining the company during World War II. That’s the kind of devotion that employees forge into this glove-making outfit. A devoted and sustained tenure here is not rare. Last year the company advertising, displayed along with Storey and Lemons, three other employees who had garnered 40 years with Nokona, Warren Clary, Bud Meekins, and Melvin Weedin.“

I don’t have to tell you that the one constant through all the years has been baseball”, wrote W.P. Kinsella. And the most constant of ball glove makers has been Nokona, and the men and women there who keep alive the tradition of American craftsmanship of ball glove making. The spirit of glove-making is still alive and well in Nocona, Texas.

Glove Properties

Nokona Banana Tan Fastpitch Series: BTF-1200C
Color Brown
Deals Closeout Gloves
Feel Soft
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Infield Pitcher Second Base Short Stop Third Base
Price $200 - $299.99
Size 12.00
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Nokona
Web Type Fully Closed
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