2020 Opening Day Collection
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
100% Wool Padding Aids In Pocket Formation and Shape Retention
12.75 Inch Glove Size
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
Colorway: Black | Blue | Silver
Conventional Open Back
Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides An Unrivaled Look and Feel
Horizontal Bar Web With X-Lacing
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pittards Sheepskin Palm Lining Wicks Away Moisture And Adds Superior Comfort
Pro Grade Leather Laces Add Durability and Strength
AR44 Pattern - Game-Day Pattern Of Anthony Rizzo. Features A Deep Pocket And Standard Width.
Standard Fit - Standard Finger Stalls and 7 Inch to 7.5 Inch Wrist Opening
Rawlings Pro Preferred 12.75" Anthony Rizzo First Base Mitt: PROSAR44B
Demonstrate your immense cornerman reflexes with this Pro Preferred first base mitt. Its horizontal web with x-lacing makes this first base mitt tough and robust so you can focus on your timing and concentration. Anthony Rizzo favors this versatile standard fit mitt, and Mike Trout says Rawlings makes the best gloves in the world. Take a cue from the pros and pick up this Pro Preferred first base mitt.
This 12.75" glove is made from kip leather, making it ideal for a quick-handed pro who wants to break their first base mitt in as quickly as possible. The Pittards sheepskin lining and 100% wool blend padding keep your hand protected, giving you the confidence to field even the fastest balls. Its Tennessee Tanning rawhide leather laces help make this mitt long-lasting and secure. Your hand molds the ideal pocket into this Anthony Rizzo first base mitt, letting any first baseman pull off those short hop and tag plays.
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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.
|Color||Black Blue Silver|
|Feel||Extra Stiff Stiff|
|Price||$300 - $399.99|
|Recommended Age Range||High School-Adult|
|Sub Type||First Base|
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