11.50 Inch Glove Size
Break In: 65% Factory | 35% Player
Colorway: Black / White
200 Wing Tip Pattern
Pro I Web
Narrow Fit Design
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength To The Glove
Pro Style Pattern
Redesigned Heel Pad For Easier Close
Traditional Heart Of The Hide Leather
Recommended For Players 9-15 Years Old
Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 11.5" Baseball Glove: PROR204W-2B
Rawlings Heart of the Hide gloves are known for their durability, comfort, and performance. If you are looking for the quality found in the Heart of the Hide series, but aren't able to take the time that it takes to break it in, the Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 11.5-inch glove is for you, since the R2G stands for "Ready to Go". This glove is perfect for infielders who want a high-quality, game-ready glove that can be worn for multiple seasons.
The R2G is made with hand-selected steerhide leather and has all the attributes found in the world-renowned Heart of the Hide glove series. It features a narrow fit opening for more control and a thinner heel pad that makes it easier for youth baseball players to close. Deer-tanned cowhide lining in the palm and moldable padding in the thumb slot provide extra protection for fielding hard-hit balls. This glove is made with the Pro 200 pattern worn by many professional players. The Pro I webbing is perfect for second basemen, shortstops, or third basemen that are consistently scooping grounders out of the dirt.
At JustBallGloves.com, we want you to be comfortable and happy with your glove every time they take the field, so they offer a 100-Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. If you aren't happy with your purchase, just return it for a full refund. Order your Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 11.5-inch glove today, and with the limited break in time and fast, free shipping, it could be ready for next week's game.
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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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