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  • 33.00 Inch Pattern

  • Authentic Professional Pattern

  • Break-In: 80% Player, 20% Factory

  • Colorway: Black / Brown / Tan

  • Conventional Open Back

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

  • One-Piece Solid Web

  • Padded Thumb Sleeve

  • Soft Full-Grain Finger Back Lining Provides Unbeatable Feel

  • Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces - Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength

  • XRD Palm & Index Finger Padding Provides Top Notch Protection Behind Home Plate

New catcher's mitt for the season and beyond! The world-renowned name "Heart of the Hide" says it all because the leather that is utilized for each mitt is cut from the top 5% of the center on the steer hides Rawlings has available. Laced together by the Tennesse Tanning rawhide results in unparalleled durability and strength. Not only will you be getting one of the most dependable and reliable catcher's mitts out there but the padded palm, padded thumb sleeve, and soft full-grain finger back lining provide top-notch comfort and extra protection during impact. Additionally, each model offers a 30% factory break-in so that the player break-in period is nowhere near as time-consuming. Worn by a number of Gold Glove Award winners, the Heart of the Hide catcher's mitt has been the cornerstone of those deemed "The Finest in the Field" and are now available to elite players looking to improve and define their defensive greatness. Rawlings: Leave Your Mark!

This model, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Catcher's Mitt (PROCM33BSL), features a 33.00-inch pattern, a one-piece solid web, and is recommended for adult or elite catcher's. Step up your game behind home plate and order one of these Rawlings catcher's mitts today with free shipping and a 100-day guarantee only at JustBallGloves.com. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to mitt!

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Great glove, nice leather, very stiff. Matt Coach

Pros: - Very well made glove. Came really stiff and taking a lot of work to break in , but I expected that. Only real reason for not being 5 star. - I like the additional layer of padding in the glove.

Cons: - None really. Webbing on the middle seam of the pocket might could be a little tighter, but can be done. - If you not expecting it, it will take longer than you might think to break it in, but that's to be expected out of a quality leather glove (especially a catcher mitt).

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Just ok Steve Coach

Pros: Well constructed

Cons: Smaller than expected Not easy to loosen up

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Have a question about the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 33" Catcher's Mitt: PROCM33BSL? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What is so good about the leather? Does this glove have a lot of padding?
As mentioned on earlier questions that have been entered in regard to Heart of the Hide mitts, the Heart of the Hide leather shell on this Rawlings Heart of the Hide 33" Catcher's Mitt (PROCM33BSL) has been made for a number of years and always gets rated extremely well in regard to assisting player performance and in displaying excellent longevity. This glove will have excellent padding as the XRD palm pad and index finger pad have been applied to the glove.
Will this model break down quicker, lose form, than a dual core HOH 33" model? With more break in time needed, I would think it would hold up longer than a dual core? Thoughts?
It would really be splitting hairs to say that one Heart of the Hide glove will outlast another Heart of the Hide. Each are made with the same top 5% grade leather and should provide multiple years of high level performance.
Will the Heart of the Hide series catchers mitt be good for a incoming freshman in high school? And will it last all 4 years?
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide line would be an excellent choice for any player. It's impossible to tell how long it will last because it would depend on how often you play (spring only, year round, etc), and how good care is taken of it, but it is a high quality mitt that will last a good while. 2-3 years should be no problem with good care.
How heavy is that?
Unfortunately we are not aware of how heavy the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 33" Catcher's Mitt: PROCM33BSL is.
How does this glove compare to the Wilson A2000 WTA2ORB19CM33 in terms of quality and, more importantly, receiving the ball?
J. Burke
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide 33" Catcher's Mitt: PROCM33BSL would compare very favorably to that of a Wilson A2000. Both of these series of mitts feature high quality leather and sufficient padding for the high school and college levels.
Do you make this glove for left-handed throwers?
No this glove is not made for left handed throwers, they only make this model for right hand throw.
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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.

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 33" Catcher's Mitt: PROCM33BSL
Color Black Brown
Feel Stiff
Glove Type Baseball
Position Catcher
Price $200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99
Series Heart of the Hide
Size 33.00
Sub Type Catchers
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Fully Closed
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