2020 Opening Day Collection
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11.5 Inch Length
204 Pattern - 11.5” Length. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory
Colorway: Columbia Blue | Camel
Conventional Open Back
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining & Soft Full Grain Fingerback Linings Improve Comfort
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Single Post Web With An X-Lace
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Recommended For Infielders (Second Base, Shortstop and Third Base)
Thermoformed Hand Opening
Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRO204-20CB
Bring your unique swagger onto the field with this Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball glove. Featuring an eye-catching colorway with Columbia blue on the palm side, camel across the back, and black accents throughout, this glove has a modern aesthetic that tells opponents you're serious about quality. At 11.5" inches, this glove has a versatile profile that's ideal for developing teens and youth players or adults who prefer a snugger fit. Each Heart of the Hide Glove is crafted with pro-grade steerhide selected from the top 5% of Rawlings's stock, so they're ready to perform wherever the game takes you.
You can expect some break-in time with this Heart of the Hide glove, but also expect a personalized fit and superior durability. The leather used for this glove is cut from small, center pieces of steerhide, resulting in a glove that's firm while also remaining responsive and easy to shape. The single-post web features Rawlings's unique X-lace design, so it's also easy to shape into a deep, forgiving pocket. Built on a standard 204 pattern, this glove is an ideal choice for infielders.
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" baseball glove is backed by JustBallGloves.com's ironclad Love Your Glove guarantee. It's our job to make sure you truly fall in love with your glove, so we'll give you 100 days from the time of your purchase to decide if it's right for you. Get this glove out in the field and see what it's really made of. If you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, simply return it to us for a full refund or an exchange.
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About the Brand
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.
In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.
In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.
The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.
Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.
|Position||Infield Second Base Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$200 - $299.99|
|Recommended Age Range||High School-Adult|
|Series||Heart of the Hide|
|Web Type||Single Post|
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