Limited Edition Design - Each Glove Has Unique ID Number
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
100% Wool Wrist Band Liner
11.50 Inch Glove Size
Colorway: Horween Tan | Blonde
Conventional Open Back
Heart of the Hide Horween Leather Construction
Individually Handcrafted By Top Glove Craftsmen
Padded Thumb Sleeve For Added Comfort
Recommended For Infielders
Split Gray Welting Ensures Superior Structure
Tennessee Tanned Rawhide Lace Adds Strength & Durability
Wing Tip Back
Rawlings Pro Label baseball gloves are products that were previously only crafted for professional athletes. The third edition Heart of the Hide Pro Label offers game-day specs and cosmetic combinations that aren't available anywhere else. Each model is individually handcrafted by the best glove craftsmen in the world and features a unique ID number for exclusivity. With a beautiful Heart of the Hide Horween leather construction, these limited baseball gloves provide premium durability, superior shape, and an unmistakable smell. Along the back of the finger stalls, Rawlings has applied both a split grey welt that ensures a perfect pocket and a Wing Tip design that offers an unparalleled look. Combine that with the full Horween palm and finger back leather lining and you've got yourself a glove that looks great while providing top-notch protection on defense. Rawlings: The Mark Of A Pro!
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Label Baseball Glove (PRO204W-2HT) features an 11 1/2-inch size, a pro-I-web, and a traditional open back for breathability. A full wool wrist liner and a padded thumb sleeve are also applied to the inside of each glove for added comfort and security. Due to the size and the web, this model is mainly recommended for middle infielders. Wear what the pros wear and pick up one of these Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball gloves today with free shipping and our 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here from click to catch!
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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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