2020 Opening Day Collection
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
12.25 Inch Glove Size
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
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 Infield (Third Base) And Outfield
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
KB17 Pattern - 12.25 Inch Length To Meet Specs of MLB Star 3B Kris Bryant. It Can Also Be Used For Outfield.
Rawlings Pro Preferred 12.25" Kris Bryant Baseball Glove: PROSKB17C
If you play a versatile defensive game, your game glove should be ready for anything. This Rawlings Pro Preferred 12.25" was designed by MLB all-star Kris Bryant along with Rawlings's pro advisory staff to meet his needs at third base and in the field. With a unique KB17 pattern and a long, 12.25" profile, this glove strikes a perfect balance between depth and agility. The pro H web pocket also adds versatility, with a firm, snappy feel and plenty of visibility through the glove on fly balls. Crafted with premium-grade kipskin leather, Pro Preferred model gloves are lighter weight than other pro-level gloves and break into a consistent, customized fit.
To play your best, it's also important to look your best. With this Rawlings Pro Preferred 12.25" Kris Bryant you'll get a classic design with creamy, camel shell material, royal blue script on the pinky and index finger and Rawlings's signature red logos on the cuff. The kipskin leather used for this glove has an extra-tight grain structure allowing the branded Pro Preferred logo to really pop. Long, warm days in the field are no sweat with this glove thanks to a high-performance sheepskin lining that helps wick moisture from the skin.
At JustBallGloves.com, we want you to feel 100% confident in your purchase. That's why we back this Rawlings Pro Preferred 12.25" Kris Bryant glove, and all of our gloves, with our 100-Day Love Your Glove guarantee. Feel free to get this glove out in the field, break it in and even use it on game day. If you don't truly love your new glove, simply return it to us at any time within 100 days 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.
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