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2019 Opening Day Collection
100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee
100% Wool Wrist Padding
1-Piece Solid Web
33.00 Inch Mitt Size
Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
Colorway: Black | Camel
Conventional Open Back
Deertouch Finger Back Lining Enhances Comfort & Fit
Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides Long Lasting Structure
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Pittards Sheepskin Palm Lining Adds Superior Comfort
Tennessee Tanning Company Rawhide Laces Add Strength & Structure
XRD Index Finger Padding Provides Elite Protection
Rawlings Pro Preferred Catcher's Mitt: PROSCM33BCT
Step up to the plate with your A-game with this Rawlings Pro Preferred catcher’s mitt. Gloves from the Pro Preferred series are known for their pro game-day patterns and clean, supple kip leather which combine to form a high-performance, quality mitt — just what players want for their games season after season.
The glove features carefully selected 100 percent wool padding, which allows it to form and maintain the ideal pocket. It also has an all-natural wool wrist strap that provides lasting comfort during long innings. The Pittards Sheepskin lining wicks away moisture for completely dry gameplay and improved control. Not to mention, this catcher’s mitt sports Ultra Premium Pro Preferred kip leather that provides the durability and unparalleled experience that professionals crave.
Rawlings provides a 1-year warranty on all of their baseball and softball gloves, laces not included. And, when you order this Pro Preferred glove with fast, free shipping from JustBallGloves.com, you can take advantage of our 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.
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