Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 12.25" Baseball Glove: PROR207-6GC
12.25 Inch Length
Recommended For Infield (3B) & Outfield
Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break-In (R2G Gloves Receive Extra Factory Softening + A Re-Engineered Heel Pad To Help Cut Down On The Needed Break-In Time | R2Gs Only Require 35% Player Break-In)
Designed For An Adolescent And Teenaged Hand (Rawlings’ Standard Finger Stalls + A Narrow 6.5 Inch to 7 Inch Wrist Opening | Will Still Fit Some Adult Hands)
207 Pattern - 12.25” Length. The Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger and Pinky.
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining Improves Comfort For The Hand Inside The Glove
Colorway: Blonde | Grey (This Colorway Is Exclusive To JustGloves)
Conventional Open Back
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Thermoformed Padding For The Back Of The Wrist While It Is In The Glove
Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 12.25" Baseball Glove: PROR207-6GC
Get this Heart of the Hide R2G that can star on both the infield and outfield!
No glove out there exemplifies baseball lore quite like the Rawlings Heart of the Hide. When you see a glove that has the famed snorting bull in the palm, you know that you are dealing with baseball glove greatness!
Rawlings constructs the shell of their Heart of the Hide gloves with top-grade U.S. Steerhide and this material will be able to handle the rigors of a grueling high school, college or summer season. And to match the shell's quality, the glove's hand slot is made from a deer-tanned cowhide that will be extra comfortable on a player's hand!
This 12.25" Heart of the Hide is a unique model. It features the blonde and grey colorway that will be special to JustGloves, but the uniqueness doesn't end there. The 12.25" length and H-Web combo make it a great model for use on both the infield and outfield. It works really well for a 3B who wants some extra reach at the hot corner. Also, it would work for an outfielder that doesn't want to be burdened by a glove with lots of extra length.
Lastly, this is an R2G (Ready 2 Go) model that should only require 35% of the break-in to be done by the player after they receive it. As long as you give the glove some attention, it should be ready to take into a game pretty quickly!
Rawlings is well known and respected within the baseball and softball glove market. After all, they are the official glove of Major League Baseball. One of the reasons they are so well regarded is because they understand that it is important to take care of customers. Because of that understanding, they have extended a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty on this glove. If you get this glove from us and experience a durability issue on it within one (1) year from the date of purchase, please let our JustGloves Glove Experts know. The Experts will get you the information and directions needed to complete a successful warranty return and replacement with 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.
|Age Range||10-12 13-15 High School-Adult|
|Position||Infield Outfield Third Base|
|Series||Heart of the Hide Heart of the Hide R2G|
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