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13.00 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 All Positions
Tailored To The Female Athlete's Hand
Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 13" Fastpitch Softball Glove: RLA130-6RG
If you stand tall for your team in the outfield then this Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 13-inch glove may be a perfect choice. This series of gloves is designed specifically for female athletes and offers perfectly balanced patterns with a non-slip pull strap back to ensure a customized fit. With a flashy colorway, this Color Sync model provides an ideal combination of classic good looks with a contemporary splash for today's modern athletes. At 13 inches, this glove is ideal for outfielders but also versatile enough to jump anywhere on the field. Crafted from premium grade leathers, it has the style and durability to keep you on top of your game for many seasons to come.
Rawlings helps players get out on the field fast with this Liberty Advanced Color Sync glove by breaking it in 80% of the way during the manufacturing process. And though this glove offers short break-in times, it offers superb durability and shape retention thanks to the premium all-leather laces throughout. Crafted with a full-grain, oil-treated leather shell, this glove features narrower finger stalls to help female athletes dial in a high-performance fit. The extra-deep Pro H-Web pocket provides added comfort and control, especially on fast-moving fly balls. You won't need to worry about stepping into line drives either thanks to this glove's premium Poron XRD foam throughout the palm and fingers.
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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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