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  • 12.50 Inch First Base Mitt

  • Break-In Required

  • Walnut HHH Leather

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  • Stiffer and Sturdier Than Classic Walnut Leather

  • H-Web

  • Closed Back

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • Adjustable Wrist Strap

Nokona built its reputation on its legendary Walnut Leather and the Walnut Classic Series. Entering into a new era of Nokona gloves, the Nocona, Texas-based company is switching things up with the introduction of its new Walnut HHH Leather. Walnut HHH is a beefed up version of the Walnut Classic Leather for sturdier performance that some players prefer. The Triple H indicates a leather that is between 5.2 and 6 ounces, making these new Walnut gloves some of the stiffest that Nokona manufactures. Walnut HHH maintains the character, look, and feel of Nokona's classic Walnut, but with a stiffer feel. Once a Walnut HHH glove is broken-in, players are left with a glove that is soft and supple, yet remains sturdy - a true, classic Nokona. Nokona has built a reputation for providing the highest quality gloves made with top grade leathers, that are made right here in the U.S.A. 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 for players that demand excellence. This is their legacy. Nokona: America's Pastime. American Made. Free Shipping!

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Big Dawg Kessler

Pros: My son is 12 years old and this glove is high quality and perfect for what he needs. Very easy to break in and its made in the USA!

Cons: Really know cons to list.

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Pros: Easy to break-in, sturdy, very stout glove. 13 yr. old son loves it.

Cons: Several of the leather knots were not secure adequately. Had to use plenty of glove oil/conditioner on them so I could tie them well.

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This glove looks good. I wish to purchase a new glove for my son, which plays high school baseball. I have been told by those close to the sport to buy a glove made in the USA. I had initially looked at a Wilson model 1613 (I believe) but was told to stay away from them, that they are not the same quality they were when made in the U.S. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Nokona produces all their gloves in the USA and the Nokona Walnut Series: WB1250H First Base Mitt is a great option.
I have heard the Nokona gloves run small. I have a 11 year old that is 5' 1" with big hands. Does this seem like a good next step or should I try to find a 12.00"?
The Nokona Walnut Series: WB1250H First Base Mitt will run small and is heavier that some other Nokona gloves. We recommend a 12.00" glove for his age. The Nokona Classic Walnut Series: WB1200C (AMG1200WCW) would be a better option.
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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.

Nokona Walnut Series: WB-1250FB First Base Mitt
Color Brown
Feel Stiff
Glove Type Baseball
Position First Base
Size 12.50
Sub Type First Base
Vendor Nokona
Web Type H-Web
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