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11.75 Inch Glove Size
Adjustable Wrist Strap
All Leather Laces Increase Durability & Shape Retention
Color Popping Design
Conventional Open Back
Deer-Tanned Cow Hide Palm Lining
Narrow Fit Design Offers A Precise Fit On Smaller Hands
Pro Soft Leather For An Easy Break-In
Recommended For Infielders
Tailored To The Female Athlete's Hand
Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 11.75" Fastpitch Softball Glove: RLA315SB-2RG
If you're a female athlete looking for a signature style this softball season then look no further. Rawlings' Liberty Advanced series is designed specifically for ladies with a perfectly balanced pattern and adjustments at the hand opening and finger back allowing for personalized comfort.
Rawlings builds this Liberty Advanced series glove on a full-grain, oil-treated shell for pro-grade quality and durability for seasons to come. The brand's proprietary dynamic pattern technology was developed specifically to maximize performance for female fastpitch players. And while performance is key, this glove also offers exceptional comfort thanks to its Poron XRD Palm and finger pads.
This glove ships 80% broken in from the factory, so it's ready for action from the opening day of spring training. Ideal for infielders, it features a Pro I-Web pocket for a superb balance of snappy response and delicate feel on the ball. Outfielders can also benefit from the 11.75" size, which allows plenty of visibility on fly balls and line shots. With all leather laces and an adjustable non-slip pullback strap across the wrist, this white and navy blue Liberty Advanced fastpitch glove is both tough and versatile.
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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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