2020 Opening Day Collection
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
Colorway: Camel | Black
Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides An Unrivaled Look and Feel
Pittards Sheepskin Palm Lining Wicks Away Moisture And Adds Superior Comfort
Conventional Open Backing
Modified Trap-Eze Web
11.75 Inch Length
205 Pattern - 11.75 Inch Length. Deepest Pocket And Standard Palm Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Recommended for Infielders (Shortstop and Third Base) And Pitchers
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
Speed Shell Back - Reduces Weight Without Compromising Durability
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Rawlings Pro Preferred Speed Shell 11.75" Baseball Glove: PROS205-4CSS
Take on some classic style and modern edge with this Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" baseball glove. Every glove in the Pro Preferred line is crafted with high-end kip skin leather for a silky smooth feel and a tight, durable grain structure. This model offers a unique colorway with camel leather throughout the palm side and camel blended with black Speed Shell on the outer side. Speed Shell is an ultra-light and tough woven material that was used exclusively on custom major league gloves until recently. With a combination of kip skin and Speed Shell, this Pro Preferred model breaks in for a personalized fit with a more agile feel than all-leather gloves.
Rawlings selected a classic 200 pattern for this model, making it a strong choice for defenders anywhere on the field. The modified Trap-eze web on this glove adds versatility by allowing players to create a deep, forgiving pocket or a shallower pocket that's ready for fast transfers. And while this glove is designed for performance, it's also made for maximum comfort thanks to a premium sheep skin lining that helps wick moisture away from the skin. Available for both lefties and righties, this 11.75" glove offers plenty of height for outfielders without feeling clunky.
At JustBallGloves.com, we want you to truly love your glove. That's why we cover this Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75 with our industry-leading, 100-Day Love Your Glove guarantee. You can purchase this glove with confidence knowing that you'll have a full 100 days to give it a try and decide if it's the perfect fit. Feel free to get this glove out on the field and really get to know it. If you're not 100% satisfied, simply return it to us for a full refund or an 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.
|Position||Infield Pitcher Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$300 - $399.99|
|Recommended Age Range||High School-Adult|
|Web Type||Modified T Modified Trapeze|
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