34.00 Inch Circumference
Recommended Exclusively For Catchers
Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break-In (Rawlings Says That Only 30% Of The Break-In Is Left To The Player)
Designed With A Snugger Fit For A Female Hand
CM34FP Pattern - A Traditional Softball Catcher's Mitt Specific To A 34 Inch Circumference. Features A Deep Pocket And Standard Width.
Full Grain Leather Shell
Index Finger Pad On Shell Backing For Protection & Comfort
Adjustable Pull-Strap Back To Give Fastpitch Players Optimal Fit And Comfort
Partially Open Back
Rawlings Liberty Advanced 34" Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt: RLACM34W
The Liberty Advanced catcher's mitt will be soft and ready for gameplay in very little time!
More often than not, softball and baseball players are preferring mitts that are easy to get into game-ready shape. Rawlings confronts that need head-on with this Liberty Advanced Fastpitch Series of mitts. They construct the shell of the mitt with full-grain leather that should provide a pretty painless break-in process. But even though the leather is soft, the mitt should still be able to hold up to the demands of multiple seasons of travel, high school and even collegiate softball!
Rawlings has also created the Liberty Advanced mitts with an adjustable pull strap wrist backing. All that you need to do is knot the two extra straps as far as you need them to be tied up. Once those are knotted, you can tug them between pitches to tighten up the wrist opening. Then if you need to loosen the opening, an easy grab of the pull tab can widen the opening up!
Set a big target for your pitching staff when you set up behind the dish with this 34-inch circumference catcher's mitt!
You can buy this Rawlings mitt with confidence as it is covered by a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period (Be sure to note that the warranty does not cover mitts that were placed in a microwave or oven, mitts that have been over-oiled or mitts with broken laces). If you buy the mitt from JustGloves and find yourself with a possible warranty issue, please reach out to the JustGloves Glove Experts. They will be sure to get you the info needed to reach out to Rawlings and begin the warranty replacement process.
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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.
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