11.50 Inch Length
Recommended For Use On The Infield (Second Base, Short Stop & Third Base)
Stiffer Feel Will Require 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 - Regular Finger Stalls + A 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening)
314 Pattern - 11.5 Inch Length. Slightly Deeper Pocket Than The Flat NP Gloves And Wider Pocket Than The 200 Gloves. Double Welting On Finger Backs. Closes Thumb To Middle And 4th Finger.
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining Improves Comfort For The Hand Inside The Glove
Colorway: Navy | White | Red
Conventional Open Back
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While In The Glove
Hand Sewn Welting - Provides Distinct Look On Pinky And Thumb Portions of Shell. Creates a Smoother and More Comfortable Feel On The Inside Of The Glove.
Color Sync Series - An Annual Release of Heart Of The Hide Gloves That Feature A Custom Glove Look, But At Regular Heart Of The Hide Price.
Rawlings Heart of the Hide Color Sync 5.0 11.5" Baseball Glove: PRO314-2NW
Get this Heart of the Hide and plan on feeling like a founding father every time you step foot on the ball diamond. This is Rawlings' 5th time releasing the Color Sync Series. And with each Color Sync release, customers receive an opportunity to purchase a glove with a "custom look", but they are spared the burden of paying a "custom glove price".
At the 11.5" length, this is going to be an excellent infielder style of glove. Our big position recommendation for this Heart of the Hide would be to use it at Second Base or Shortstop. However, if you enjoy the 11.5" glove at 3B, you can also use it there.
This 314 style of glove will have the before mentioned 11.5" length. As well, it will have an average size of pocket depth. If you were to compare its pocket to other gloves carried by Rawlings, the pocket on this glove won't be as deep as what you would find on a 200 series Heart of the Hide. However, this glove's pocket should be deeper than what you would find on an NP series Heart of the Hide.
The "custom look" that this glove will flaunt is due to the flashy combo of the navy, white and red colors. As well, it will have a never-before-used Rawlings patch on the back of the wrist strap. The 2-toned (navy + red) web & hand-sewn welting on the pinky & thumb will be nice touches too! In the end, this glove gives off a big-time USA vibe!
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.
|Color||Navy Red White|
|Position||Infield Second Base Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99|
|Recommended Age Range||13-15 High School-Adult|
|Series||ColorSync Heart of the Hide|
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