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11.75 Inch Glove Size
Conventional Open Back
All Leather Laces Increase Durability & Shape Retention
Break-In: 20% Player | 80% Factory
Colorway: White | Red
Full-Grain Oil Treated Leather Shell Provides A Game Ready Feel
Poron XRD Palm Padding Decreases Sting By Delivering Elite Protection
Recommended For Infielders
Tailored To The Female Athlete's Hand
Narrow Fit Design Offers A Precise Fit On Smaller Hands
Softball professionals, such as USSSA Pride team member Keilani Ricketts, use and trust Rawlings fastpitch gloves on game day and so should you. For the 2018 season, the Liberty Advanced series combines perfectly balanced patterns with tried-and-true leather. With a full-grain, oil-treated leather shell, each model arrives game ready and only requires a 20% player break-in. Tailored to fit a female athlete's hand, the hand opening and finger stalls are adjusted slightly smaller to improve the overall fit and control a fastpitch player feels. This dynamic new pattern technology from Rawlings is here to stay and ready to take diamonds across the nation by storm. Inside of each pattern and along the backside, Rawlings' Poron XRD palm and index finger padding tremendously decreases the amount of sting felt on defense against batted balls. Let's not forget the all leather laces that tie each softball glove together and provide superior structure, long-term shape retention, and a perfect pocket. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!
This Rawlings Liberty Advanced Fastpitch Softball Glove (RLA715-2W) features a small 11 3/4-inch size, a pro-I-web, and a narrow fit opening that's intended for smaller hands. Due to the smaller size and the web, this model is recommended for middle infielders at shortstop and second base. Wear what the pros wear and pick up one of these Rawlings fastpitch softball 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 for you 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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