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12.25 Inch Length
KB17 Pattern - 12.25 Inch Length To Meet Specs of MLB Star 3B Kris Bryant. It Can Also Be Used For Outfield.
Ready 2 Go (R2G) Series Only Requires 35% Player Break-In (65% Done In The Factory)
Deertanned Cowhide Palm Lining & Full Grain Fingerback Linings Improve Comfort
Constructed From Top Grade U.S. Steerhide
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability And Strength
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Conventional Open Backing
Contour Fitting - Narrow and Lowered Finger Stalls, Adjusted Back Opening & Smaller Wrist Opening
2020 Opening Day Collection
Recommended For Third Base and Outfield
Thermoformed Hand Opening
Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 12.25" Baseball Glove: PRORKB17
Use what the pros use next baseball season. This Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 12.25" was designed by major leaguer Kris Bryant along with the brand's pro advisory staff. With distinctive, camel colored leather and royal blue embroidery throughout, this glove brings a classic aesthetic that will look cool from high school straight through the pros. Heart of the Hide gloves are handcrafted with ultra-premium center cuts of leather selected from the top 5% of Rawlings's stock. It should come as no surprise then that these gloves have become a top choice with MLB stars at every position in the field.
This R2G model glove is an ideal choice for third basemen like Kris Bryant and features a longer 12.25" profile. The custom-designed KB17 pattern also gives this glove a unique feel that you won't find with other Heart of the Hide models. Be sure to note the Contour Fitting that allows for narrow and lowered finger stalls, an adjusted back opening & smaller wrist opening. That Contour Fitting should allow younger players and older players with smaller hands to start using the Heart of the Hide gloves.
JustBallGloves.com backs this Rawlings Heart of the Hide R2G 12.25" glove with our industry-leading, 100-Day Love Your Glove guarantee. We understand that to play your best you must be completely confident in your gear. That's why we give you 100 days to break your new glove in and decide if it's truly the right match for your game. If you're not completely sold, simply return the glove to us with 100 days of your purchase and we'll let you choose a new glove or issue a full refund of the purchase price.
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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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