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11.5 Inch Pattern
Conventional Open Back
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining & Soft Full Grain Fingerback Linings Improve Comfort
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Recommended For Infielders (Second Base, Shortstop and Third Base)
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Colorway: Grey | Royal
204 Pattern - Most Popular Pro Infield Pattern. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory
2020 Opening Day Collection
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Thermoformed Hand Opening
Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRO204-2GR
Add a shot of style to your game with this Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball glove. It has a grey palm and upper shell, royal blue web and accents and white piping throughout, giving this glove a look that's modern without being too flashy. This and every Heart of the Hide glove is crafted with pro-grade steerhide selected from the top 5% of Rawlings's leather stock. Prime, centers cuts of hide are selected for these premium gloves, which feature the signature Heart of the Hide bull logo branded into the palm. At 11.5", this glove is a versatile size that's ideal for adults and teens who are ready to jump in on the infield.
One key feature that makes this Heart of the Hide 11.5" glove especially versatile is the Pro I-web. This web shape is a popular choice for middle infielders, offering consistent ball alignment in the glove. This web also allows for a tight, snappy pocket or a deep, forgiving pocket, depending on each player's preference. The overall shape of this glove is also made for versatility as it's built on a classic Rawlings 204 pattern. This glove has a firm feel that breaks in for a custom fit.
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" baseball glove is backed by JustBallGloves.com's industry-leading, 100-Day Love Your Glove guarantee. We understand that choosing the right glove is a big decision and we want to help you get it right. So give this glove a try for a full 100 days and find out if it's truly the one for you. If you're not completely satisfied, send it back and we'll issue you an exchange or a full refund of the purchase price.
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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.
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