Bryce Harper's Game Day Model
13.00 Inch Glove Size
Break-In: 60% Player | 40% Factory
Colorway: White | Gold
Conventional Open Back
Deer Tanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Exceptional Protection
Thermoformed Hand Opening
Heart of the Hide Traditional 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 Elite Outfielders
Tennessee Tanning Company Rawhide Laces Add Structure & Strength
New from Rawlings and EXCLUSIVE to JustBallGloves! Are you the type of player who likes to stand out from the competition? This Rawlings Bryce Harper Game Day model is extremely rare and can only be found right here at JustBallGloves. Rawlings Heart of the Hide gloves are world-renowned because the leather that is used for each model is cut from the top 5% of the center on the steer hides Rawlings has available. Laced together by the Tennesse Tanning Company's rawhide results in unparalleled durability, strength, and shape. Not only will you be getting one of the most dependable and reliable baseball gloves in the business, but the padded palm, padded thumb loops, and plush full-grain finger back lining optimizes comfort and delivers extra protection during impact. Each Heart of the Hide also arrives with a 40% factory break-in so that the player break-in period is nowhere near as time-consuming in comparison to other elite, high-end gloves. Model your game after one of the greatest rising stars in the MLB! Rawlings: Leave Your Mark!
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide Baseball Glove (PROBH34WG) features a large 13-inch size, a pro-H-web, and it is the gamer of MLB legend Bryce Harper. Due to the bigger size and the web, this model is recommended for adult and elite outfielders who want to extend their reach on defense. Get a glove that the pros wear and buy one of these Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball gloves today with free shipping and our 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to catch!
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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.
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