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Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO125SB-18GB: Image #405675
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Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO125SB-18GB

Age:
13+
Extra Stiff
Feel:
Game Ready
Soft
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  • 12.50 Inch Length

  • Recommended For Use By Pitchers, Outfielders & Infielders (2B, SS & 3B)

  • Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break In (Just 35% Of The Break-In Is Left To The Player)

  • Designed With A Snugger Fit For A Female Hand (More Narrow 6.5 Inch to 7 Inch Wrist Opening)

  • Closed, Basket Designed Webbing

  • 125SB Pattern - 12.50 Inch Length. Deep Pocketed, Standard Hand Spread. Very Traditional Softball Pattern. Closes Thumb To Middle And 4th Finger.

  • Built With Excellent Full-Grain Leather For Top Durability

  • Colorway: Black | Grey | White Lacing

  • Index Finger Pad On Shell Backing For Comfort & Protection

  • Adjustable Pull-Strap Back To Give Fastpitch Players Optimal Fit And Comfort

  • Conventional Open Back

  • Padded Thumb Sleeve

  • Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While It Is In The Glove

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO125SB-18GB

If you want a true utility glove that can be used on nearly any part of the diamond, the jump on this Heart of The Hide Fastpitch glove!

Glove Benefits

When compared to their baseball counterparts, these Heart of the Hide Fastpitch Gloves are going to be super soft and should not require nearly as much break-in as those baseball gloves. Rawlings is advertising that only 35% of the break-in should be left to the lady that receives this glove. She should only have to put in a little bit of extra work to get it ready for use in games.

As well, these fastpitch Heart of the Hides will have the adjustable pull strap wrist backing on them. All that you need to do is knot the two extra straps as far as you need them to be tied up. Once those are knotted you can tug them between pitches to tighten up the wrist opening. Then if you need to loosen the opening, an easy grab of the pull tab can widen the opening up!

This 12.5" model is an incredible glove is you are looking for versatility! The length is workable for use on the infield (2B, SS & 3B) if you like a longer glove on the dirt. As well, it works perfectly in the outfield. And lastly, the closed webbing will make it a great glove to consider for pitching (as the closed web keeps batters from peering through and seeing your hands as they grip a pitch).

Warranty

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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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.

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.5" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO125SB-18GB
Age Range 13-15 High School-Adult
Color Black Grey
Feel Soft
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Infield Outfield Pitcher Second Base Short Stop Third Base
Price $200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99
Series Heart of the Hide
Size 12.50
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Basket Fully Closed
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