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  • 12.00 Inch Pattern

  • Break-In: 75% Factory / 25% Player

  • Conventional Open Back

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  • Heart of the Hide Premium Soft Leather on Palm and Web

  • Pitcher/Infield Model

  • Basket Web

  • Pro Mesh Back for Lightweight Feel

  • Tennessee-Tanned Pro Laces

  • Wool Padding for Extra Cushion

For years, Rawlings has been the prominent name in major league glove usage. Their consistent standard of excellence is due to their leadership in innovative design development, verified by their numerous patented features, as well as Rawlings strict adherence to manufacturing only top quality gloves and mitts. The Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series is the perfect combination of weight and performance. Utilizing Pro Mesh and Heart of the Hide leather, these gloves do not sacrifice any durability or performance. Featuring a 15% reduced weight on average, the Pro Mesh design allows for a quicker reaction time to "turn two" or to snag the hot-shot down the line; all while maintaining the durability and pro performance of a classic Heart of the Hide. These gloves have been 75% broken in when they come out of the factory, making the rest of the break-in an easy task. This 12.00 Inch model features a basket web and conventional open back. The PRO12DM is ideal for use by infielders or pitchers. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro! Free Shipping!

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5 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: So it was time to replace the Rawlings glove I'd been using for 25 years (seriously) playing through high school, college, then years of rec league stuff and coaching. That's like replacing a kidney. No way you're gonna like the new one as much as the original. Wrong: solid feel but breaks in quickly. Fingers fit snug and comfortable. I was a little worried about the mesh back - it's awesome. Not sure about the weight thing I'm sure it's lighter than all leather, but it's still solid. There are plenty of good gloves out there, and a few great ones. This one is great.

Cons: None

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4 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: As advertised glove. Lightweight and good leather. Finger stalls are comfortable and pinky can fit two fingers. Quick break in for me. Does work as a softball glove but would not go any smaller. Pitchers will like this glove. Expect 2-3 seasons before a re-lace.

Cons: Minimal leather palm pad. Expect a few stingers especially line drives up the middle. Laces could be a litter thicker but that's a preference. If this was .25 larger and had a little more palm padding I'd ague the best glove out there for the money.

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5 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: After 2 Mizunos, I figured it was time to try something new. This glove has very comfortable yet snug finger stalls and a soft, almost game-ready feel. I'm pretty confident this glove will be broken in after a few months of catch. I also ordered a superskin A2000 to compare the two, and this glove was much more comfortable.


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Does this glove have a deep pocket and can it be used in the outfield as well? My son will be playing 13 and under next season and plays outfield, pitcher and also second/third at times.
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series PRO12DM will have an average size pocket. You can use this for outfield play but it will be on the small end of outfield size gloves which are generally from 12.00 - 12.75".
What does the "mesh" provide? How does this compare to all leather?
The benefit to the mesh in the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series is that it makes the glove lighter than a regular model with all leather.
Is the Pro Mesh anything like Superskin?
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series: PRO12DM will have the Pro Mesh. Both the Pro Mesh and Wilson Superskin do provide a lightweight feel and added comfort. The material is placed on the back of the glove. The inside of the gloves will still be the high quality leather. The material is very durable and will hold its shape well.
In general do rawlings gloves or wilson gloves last longer?
That depends on which models you are comparing. In general, both Rawlings and Wilson produce a wide variety of gloves to meet the needs of a wide variety of players.
Just bought this glove for left handed thrower and it seems small. My old glove was Rawlings 12.00 in. and was a very good fit, but this new one seems smaller than my previous one. Does the leather expand a bit as it gets broken in? I do not feel like the size of the new glove right now would hold up with me.
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series is very durable and will hold it's shape well. If you think it's too small I would consider moving up to the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series: PRO302CVDM it's a 12.75"
Chad M.
Is this a good glove for my son? He is 11 and plays regular and tournament Little League Baseball. He plays third base and left field. I would consider any glove but he wants black as the primary color.
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series: PRO12DM is a great choice, as it is made from a high quality leather and has a mesh back to take some weight out of it. We typically recommend transitioning to an adult model, such as the PRO12DM, at age 12. If he's small for his age, the Wilson A1K Series: A1KBB4B2 might be a good fit for him, as it is an adult model that features a smaller wrist opening and smaller finger stalls than other adult models, making it a great transitional glove for smaller 11 year olds.
Just got this glove for my son and it's mostly broken in already. It still needs some work. How careful do you need to be in keeping oil off the mesh?
The Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series (PRO12DM) is a great model. The oil will not help the mesh break-in any easier. We would not recommend applying oil to the mesh at the risk of adding weight to the overall feel.
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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'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.

Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series: PRO12DM
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Glove Type Baseball
Position Third Base Outfield Pitcher Infield
Size 12.00
Sub Type Fielders
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Basket
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