Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRONP4-8BCSS
11.50 Inch Length
Recommended For Infielders (2B, SS & 3B)
Stiffer Feel Will Require A Break-In (Requires 60% Of Break-In To Be Done By Player)
Designed To Fit A High School-To-Adult Sized Hand (Rawlings’ Standard Fit - Regular Finger Stalls + A 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening)
Single-Piece, Closed Web
NP4 Pattern - 11.5 Inch Length. Flattest Infield Pocket Depth. But Width Of Pocket Should Be Standard. Closes Thumb To Index and Middle Fingers.
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining Improves Comfort For The Hand Inside The Glove
Colorway: Black | Blonde | Silver
Conventional Open Backing
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While In The Glove
Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRONP4-8BCSS
This show-stopping Heart of the Hide will display an awesome cosmetic look! Better get it at JustGloves quickly!
No glove out there exemplifies baseball lore quite like the Rawlings Heart of the Hide. When you see a glove that has the famed snorting bull in the palm, you know that you are dealing with baseball glove greatness!
Rawlings constructs the shell of their Heart of the Hide gloves with top-grade U.S. Steerhide and this material will be able to handle the rigors of a grueling high school, college or summer season. And to match the shell's quality, the glove's hand slot is made from a deer-tanned cowhide that will be extra comfortable on a player's hand!
This 11.5" glove will be made in the NP style by Rawlings. NP style gloves will close from the thumb to the index-or-middle finger. Because of that, the NP gloves will provide a shallow pocket that will allow middle infielders (2B & SS) to make extremely quick transfers. As well, if you wanted to take the glove over to 3B, you could also play with it there!
Lastly, the cosmetic look of this glove is going to absolutely pop while you're out on the field. The single-piece, closed web is rare to see on infielder gloves, but it is going to look extra cool! As well; the black, blonde and silver look is sure to turn the heads of teammates and opponents!
You can buy this Rawlings glove with confidence as it is covered by a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period (Be sure to note that the warranty does not cover gloves that were placed in a microwave or oven, gloves that have been over-oiled or gloves with broken laces). If you buy the glove from JustGloves and find yourself with a possible warranty issue, please reach out to the JustGloves Glove Experts. They will be sure to get you the info needed to reach out to Rawlings and begin the warranty replacement process.
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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's 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.
|Age Range||13-15 High School-Adult|
|Color||Black Silver Tan|
|Position||Infield Second Base Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99|
|Series||Heart of the Hide|
|Web Type||Fully Closed|
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