Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" Baseball Glove: PROS315-2RT
11.75 Inch Length
Recommended For Infielders (Shortstop and Third Base)
Very Stiff; Will Require An Extensive Break-In (Rawlings Says 70% Of The Break-In Is Left To The Player)
Designed To Fit A High School-To-Adult Sized Hand (Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening)
315 Pattern - 11.75 Inch Length. Slightly Deeper Pocket Than The Flat NP Gloves And Wider Than The 200 Gloves. Double Welting On Finger Backs. Closes Thumb To Middle And 4th Finger.
Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides An Unrivaled Look and Feel
Pittards Sheepskin Leather Is Used For The Inner Palm Lining. This Material Is Exceptional At Wicking Away Moisture And it Adds Superior Comfort.
Colorway: Tan | Grey Bindings & Lacings
Conventional Open Back
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" Baseball Glove: PROS315-2RT
Play to your full potential and prove you are ready for the Big Leagues with this Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" Baseball Glove!
This glove is made from full-grain kip leather, a material known for its durability and ability to continuously break in according to the owner's preference. It comes shipped from the factory with a 30% break-in ratio, so you can mold the pocket to your liking. The lining is made from Pittards sheepskin to wick away moisture and keep your hand dry during hot, humid summer days. The padding is a water-resistant 100% wool blend, helping retain the shape of the glove over the long haul. This model features a tan shell with grey leather lacings, which help to keep the glove's structure intact. Its 11.75 inch size and patented 315 pattern offer a deep pocket and tight finger stalls, making it an ideal fit for infielders.
Ball gloves from Rawlings just ooze with craftsmanship and lore. Rawlings has been around for many years and they know a thing or two about what it takes to make customers loyal for life. One of the ways they do that is by extending a twelve (12) month warranty from the purchase date on all their gloves. There are a few exceptions to the 12-month policy as they do NOT cover gloves that have been put in a microwave/oven, over-oiled gloves or gloves with broken laces. If you have a Rawlings glove that was purchased from JustGloves and you feel something is wrong with it, please reach out to our Glove Experts at JustGloves. They will get you set up with the information for reaching out to Rawlings!
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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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