Salvador Perez Game Day Model
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
32.50 Inch Pattern
Break-In: 60% Player, 40% Factory
Colorway: Camel | Blue
Conventional Open Back With Finger Hood
Deertanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Added Protection
Heart of the Hide Traditional Leather Shell - Cut From Top 5% Of Rawlings' Hides
One-Piece Solid Web
Padded Thumb Loop
Soft Full-Grain Finger Back Lining Provides Comfortable Feel
Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces - Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Salvador Perez Catcher's Mitt: PROSP13C
For high-level catchers that are serious about performance, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 32.5" Salvador Perez catcher's mitt is a perfect choice. This handcrafted mitt is made from the famous Heart of the Hide steerhide leather and allows you to break it in just how you want it. From the camel colored, high-quality leather to the moldable padding throughout, the Salvador Perez mitt is designed to provide a perfect, comfortable fit. This catchers mitt provides protection, performance, and durability.
Heart of the Hide gloves are made from patterns specifically designed for high-level players. The thermo-formed wrist lining is especially helpful for catchers, as the moisture-wicking material helps keep your glove hand dry behind the plate. The Salvador Perez mitt features cowhide lining in the palm and a padded thumb sleeve to minimize sting. The adjustable wrist strap helps you stay in control when you're digging balls out of the dirt or catching for a hard-throwing pitcher. As you break this glove in, you can create the pocket that helps you easily get the ball out quickly for gunning down runners.
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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.
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