33.00 Inch Circumference
Modified Pro H-Web
Conventional Open Back
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
Colorway: White | Black | Rose Gold
Recommended for Catchers Only
Full Grain Leather Shell
Poron XRD Palm Pad For Protection and Comfort
Adjustable Pull-Strap Back To Give Fastpitch Players Optimal Fit And Comfort
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Break-In: 30% Player | 70% Factory
XRD Index Finger Pad On Back Of Shell Provides Elite Protection
CM33FP - A Traditional Softball Catcher's Mitt Specific To A 33" Design. Features A Deep Pocket And Standard Width.
2020 Opening Day Collection
Rawlings Liberty Advanced 33" Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt: RLACM33RG
Lock it down behind the plate with Rawlings Liberty Advanced 33" fastpitch catcher's mitt. The Liberty Advanced line has emerged as one of the top choices for elite fastpitch athletes and is synonymous with high-end performance and eye-catching looks. This glove offers a unique colorway with a white shell, rose gold piping and black accents across the thumb, fingertips and inner lining. At 33", this mitt is an ideal choice for adult catchers and younger players who are ready to step out of youth equipment.
Part of what sets this Liberty Advanced 33" catcher's mitt apart is its superb fit. It has a specially-balanced profile with a pull strap back and adjustable hand opening for superior ball control. Comfort and protection are also central to this design thanks to the premium Poron XRD palm and index finger pads. This improved cushioning significantly reduces shock and ball impact without compromising performance. Crafted from full-grain leather, the shell of this Liberty Advanced mitt has a soft & supple feel that's ready for use right out of the box. With a pro H web design, it also provides a deep, forgiving pocket that's ready to handle your pitcher's nastiest heat.
JustBallGloves.com covers this Rawlings Liberty Advanced 33" fastpitch catcher's mitt with our industry-leading, 100-Day Love Your Glove guarantee. We want you to truly fall in love with your glove and we also know that can take some time. So give this glove a try, use it in some games and even break it in. If you're not 100% satisfied, simply return it to us within 100 days of your original purchase and we'll issue you a full refund or exchange.
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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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