2020 Opening Day Collection
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
11.75 Inch Glove Size
Laced Two-Piece Solid Web
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
Colorway: Camel Leather | Tan Laces
Conventional Open Back
Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides An Unrivaled Look and Feel
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pittards Sheepskin Palm Lining Wicks Away Moisture And Adds Superior Comfort
Recommended For Pitchers & Infielders (Shortstops and Third Base)
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
205 Pattern - 11.75 Inch Length. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" Baseball Glove: PROS205-30C
Get ready to throw strikes with this Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" baseball glove. This camel and tan-colored baseball glove is made of flawless kip leather, a material that's known for unparalleled quality and performance.
This 11.75" glove is popular for its pro 205 pattern, large pocket and versatility and can help you boost your defensive game every time you take the field. Its laced two-piece solid web is a popular choice for pitchers in particular, as it allows them to conceal their grip on the ball while on the mound. This construction ensures the player waiting at the plate has no idea whether you're about to bring the heat or throw them a slider they'll end up chasing in the dirt.
Rawlings offers a 1-year warranty on all its gloves. When you order this Pro Preferred glove today with fast, free shipping from JustBallGloves.com, you can take advantage of our 100-Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. If you're not satisfied with its performance after 100 days, send it back to us for a full refund.
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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.
|Feel||Extra Stiff Stiff|
|Position||Infield Pitcher Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$350 - $399.99 $300 - $399.99|
|Recommended Age Range||High School-Adult|
|Web Type||Two Piece Closed Fully Closed|
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