11.5 Inch Length
Recommended For Use On The Infield (Second Base, Short Stop & Third Base)
Stiffer Feel Will Require A Break-In (Requires 60% Of Break-In To Be Done By Player)
Designed To Fit A High School-To-Adult Sized Hand (Rawlings’ Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls + A 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening)
234 Pattern - 11.5 Inch Length. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky. A 234 Is Completed With Double Welting On The Finger Backs To Promote Long Lasting Shape.
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining Improves Comfort For The Hand Inside The Glove
Colorway: Camel | Black
Conventional Open Backing
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While In The Glove
Speed Shell Backing - Synthetic Material Inserted In Place Of Regular Leather On The Glove's Backing Reduces Weight Without Compromising Durability
Color Sync Series - An Annual Release of Heart Of The Hide Gloves That Feature A Custom Glove Look, But At A Regular Heart Of The Hide Price.
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Color Sync 5.0 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRO234-2CB
The 5th edition of Rawlings Color Sync release is a true dandy! Rawlings makes these Color Sync gloves to give customers a shot at getting a glove with a "custom look", but allows them to not have to pay the typical price you pay for a custom glove. If you're an infielder you should definitely consider this one!
Rawlings creates this 11.5" glove with an I-Webbing. It will certainly be useful for shortstops and second basemen. We believe you could consider it for use at 3B too (the usual JustGloves length suggestion for 3B is for an 11.75", but we believe you'll be just fine with this glove over there).
The big feature that will give this glove the "custom feel" is the Speed Shell on the backing of the glove. The Speed Shell will feature both the black and camel colors on it which will create a really unique look. As well, the Speed Shell is going to provide a backing to the glove that is made out of synthetic material. That synthetic material will replace the regular leather usually seen on the back of gloves. Most importantly, it will make the glove lighter in its feel, but won't compromise durability!
Ball gloves from Rawlings just ooze with craftsmanship and lore. Rawlings has been around for many years and they know a thing or two about what it takes to make customers loyal for life. One of the ways they do that is by extending a twelve (12) month warranty from the purchase date on all their gloves. There are a few exceptions to the 12-month policy as they do NOT cover gloves that have been put in a microwave/oven, over-oiled gloves or gloves with broken laces. If you have a Rawlings glove that was purchased from JustGloves and you feel something is wrong with it, please reach out to our Glove Experts at JustGloves. They will get you set up with the information for reaching out to Rawlings!
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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.
|Age Range||13-15 High School-Adult|
|Position||Infield Second Base Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99|
|Series||Heart of the Hide ColorSync|
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