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Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-31WG: Image #429238
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Glove Profile

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-31WG

Age:
10+
Extra Stiff
Feel:
Game Ready
Soft
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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 12.00 Inch Length

  • Recommended For Pitcher and Infield (Second Base, Shortstop and Third Base)

  • Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break In (Just 35% Of The Break-In Is Left To The Player)

  • Designed With A Snugger Fit For A Female Hand

  • Fully Closed Web (Rawlings' Laced, 1-Piece Web)

  • 716SB Pattern - 12.00 Inch Length. Most Shallow Pocket And Standard Hand Spread. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger.

  • Built With Excellent Full-Grain Leather For Top Durability

  • Colorway: White | Grey | Red

  • Adjustable Pull-Strap Back To Give Fastpitch Players Optimal Fit And Comfort

  • Partially Open Backing

  • Padded Thumb Sleeve

  • Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While It Is In The Glove

Description

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-31WG

Confidently attack softballs with the Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove!  Its laced 1-piece solid web upgrades your performance and gives you peace of mind that nothing can slip through it.

Glove Benefits

Heart of the Hide gloves are crafted from the top five percent of Rawlings's entire leather stock and only prime, center cut portions are used. This makes for gloves that are firm out of the box but easier to shape than gloves made with lesser-quality hides. At its 12" length, this fastpitch glove provides tremendous versatility as it can be used all over the diamond.  The glove will sport a crisp white, grey, and red colorway that will grab as much attention as your play!

Warranty

Rawlings has been making high quality gloves for many years. Because of that, they know that they must take care of customers. All Rawlings gloves have a twelve (12) month warranty from the purchase date. Be sure to note that the warranty does not cover gloves that have been microwaved, gloves that have been placed in an oven, over-oiled gloves -or- gloves with broken laces. If you feel you have a warranty issue with the Rawlings glove you purchased from JustGloves, please reach out to the Glove Experts. They can get you the product information needed to begin a warranty return 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'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.

Glove Properties

Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12" Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO716SB-31WG
Age Range 10-12 13-15 High School-Adult
Color Grey Red White
Deals Personalization Eligible Closeout Gloves
Feel Soft
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Infield Pitcher Second Base Short Stop Third Base
Series Heart of the Hide
Size 12.00
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Fully Closed
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