2020 Opening Day Collection
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
11.75 Inch Glove Size
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
Colorway: Black | Red
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 Infielders (Shortstop and Third Base)
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
FL12 Pattern - Game-Day Pattern Of Francisco Lindor. A 11 ¾” Model, Designed With The Deepest Pocket And An Average Width. Closes Thumb To 4th Finger And Pinky.
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Index Finger Pad For Protection and Comfort
Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.75" Francisco Lindor Baseball Glove: PROSFL12B
When a glove is trusted for game-day use by one of the top shortstops in Major League Baseball, it's certainly good enough for everyone. This Rawlings Pro Preferred Francisco Lindor baseball glove offers a two-tone look, a smaller size ideal for infielders and a kip leather shell that offers a supple feel and durability.
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 black shell with scarlet leather lacings, which help to keep the glove's structure intact. At a size of 11.75" and with a standard fit and Pro I-web design, this glove is ideally suited for infielders.
Rawlings offers a limited one-year warranty for this glove. Enjoy free shipping when you purchase this Rawlings Pro Preferred Francisco Lindor model and be covered by the 100-Day Love Your Glove Guarantee.
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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 Short Stop Third Base|
|Price||$300 - $399.99 $350 - $399.99|
|Recommended Age Range||High School-Adult|
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