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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee

  • 12.00 Inch Glove Size

  • Double-Laced Basket Web

  • Break-In: 35% Player | 65% Factory

  • Colorway: Navy | White

  • 71 Pattern

  • Rose Gold Accents

  • Deer Tanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Exceptional Protection

  • Heart of the Hide Soft Leather Shell Is Cut From Top 5% Of Rawlings' Hides

  • Padded Thumb Sleeve

  • Plush, Full-Grain Finger Back Lining Provides Unbeatable Feel & Fit

  • Recommended For Infielders & Pitchers

  • Tailored To The Female Athlete's Hand

  • Tennessee Tanning Company Rawhide Laces Add Structure & Strength

Description

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-18NW

For high school, elite travel ball and college level fastpitch players, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12-inch fastpitch softball glove has it all. The well-known Heart of the Hide, hand-crafted leather is strong and durable, and known for forming the perfect pocket. The break-in time may be a bit longer than some other gloves, but it will be well worth the work for the combination of durability and comfort that this fastpitch glove provides.

Glove Benefits:
 

Besides the quality of the leather, the Heart of the Hide glove features a smaller wrist opening and tighter finger slots built for a female's hand. For even more comfort and protection, there is a deer-tanned cowhide lining in the palm, a wrist liner and moldable padding along the thumb sleeve. The 12-inch pattern makes this glove a great choice for infielders, especially pitchers. The double-laced basket web makes it easy to disguise pitches.

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At JustBallGloves.com, we appreciate your need to feel comfortable with your glove, so they offer a 100-Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. If you aren't satisfied with your new glove, return it for a full refund. Order today and get fast, free shipping. Rawlings also provides a limited 1-year warranty on all of their gloves, laces not included.

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Unfortunately we do not have the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-18NW in our showroom to weigh.
Cameron
I have a 10 year old. Would this glove be too big for her hand?
Brian
I think there is a shot that her hand could fit and function inside this Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove (PRO716SB-18NW) at 10 years old. There might be some room for growth, but I don't think it would obnoxiously large. The big detractor for her will probably be the stiffness. This Heart of the Hide will require time and effort to get soft enough for game use.
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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.

Glove Properties

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-18NW
Color Blue White
Feel Stiff
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Infield Pitcher Second Base Short Stop Third Base
Price $200 - $299.99
Series Heart of the Hide
Size 12.00
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Basket

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