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Player Name 'Danny Bikowski' On The Thumb
12.50 Inch Pattern
Break In: 20% Factory, 80% Player
Conventional Open Back
Created With Rawlings Custom Glove Builder
Custom Colorway: Black / Gray
Deer-Tanned Cowhide Lining Offers An Extremely Comfortable Fit
Heart of the Hide Traditional Leather Shell Is Handcrafted From Top 5% Of Steer Hides
Pitcher / Outfielder Glove
Tennessee Tanned Pro Leather Laces Add Exceptional Durability
Index Finger Hood Provides Additional Protection
Leather Reinforced Palm Pad Reduces Shock To The Hand
During a legacy that has spanned over 125 years, softball fans have been catching glimpses of the iconic red patch on the back of their favorite players' hands. It seems ironic when you consider the simplicity of their script logo, as Rawlings continues to craft "simply" the highest quality equipment on the market. Constructed from traditional Heart of the Hide Leather, each model offers solid structure, lasting durability, and the ability to customize the fit to your individual preference. To add to the durable design, these gloves feature full grain leather binding and Tennessee Tanning leather laces. They also have a deer-tanned cowhide palm and finger back linings for strength, comfort, and durability. The quality of these gloves is apparent to the game's elite players, and now you can have the same technology that they demand on game-day. Rawlings: For The Professional Player!
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide Custom Baseball Glove (PRO568-3) features a large 12.50-inch pattern, a closed basket web, and an index finger hood for additional protection on the mound. Since this model was created with the Rawlings custom glove builder, you will notice the name "Danny Bikowski" across the thumb. Purchase this custom black and gray Rawlings Heart of the Hide today with free shipping and the 100-day love your glove guarantee only at JustBallGloves.com. Never forget, we're here from click to catch!
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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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