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  • 32.5 Inch Circumference

  • Recommended Exclusively For Catchers

  • Very Little Break-in Required; Nearly Game Ready (Only 20% of Break-In Will Be Left To Player)

  • Designed For A High School To Adult Sized Hand (But Commonly Recommended For Younger Select Players)

  • Rawlings's 1-Piece Solid Web (But Looks Like A 2-Piece, Closed Web)

  • Soft & Durable, All Leather Shell

  • Colorway: Black | Gold

  • Index Finger Pad On Shell Backing For Protection and Comfort

  • Conventional Open Back

  • Single Break Catcher's Mitt

  • Reinforced Palm Pad For Impact Reduction

  • Padded Thumb Loop For Added Protection

  • Padded Fingerback Liners For A Soft, Comfortable Feel


Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG

Get a mitt that can handle the entire staff when you purchase this Rawlings R9 catchers mitt!

Glove Benefits

This catchers mitt has a 32.5 inch circumference which some older players might think is a little small. However, when you put it on your hand, you'll feel like it'll be big enough to set quite a target for a pitcher. As well, it should only require the final 20% of the break-in process to be done by the player. Lastly, the wrist opening will be set for an older player, but we think many young select players should still be able to use and excel with this mitt!


Rawlings has been making high quality gloves for many years. Because of that, they know that they must take care of customers. All Rawlings gloves have a twelve (12) month warranty from the purchase date. Be sure to note that the warranty does not cover gloves that have been microwaved, gloves that have been placed in an oven, over-oiled gloves -or- gloves with broken laces. If you feel you have a warranty issue with the Rawlings glove you purchased from us, please reach out to the Glove Experts. They can get you the product information needed to begin a warranty return to Rawlings. 


Average Ratings Based on 7 Customer Reviews

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5 Stars: Overall Rating
Love the glove! Sean Parent

Pros: Great looking Great quality Nice leather Break in has been relatively easy Great fit This is a birthday present for my sons 12th birthday. He plays travel ball and this is his 2nd R9 Glove (he got the 1B glove earlier in the season) and he just loves the R9 series.

Cons: None yet

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Great Glove So Far Rob Parent

Pros: Breaking in has been quite easy. My son can use it now and it’s only been a week.

Cons: A little stiff in the beginning.

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Glove works for youth Patrick Parent

Pros: Quality seems good. Fits my adult hand but works for my 9u son. He’s 4’9” 95lbs

Cons: Haven’t found any yet. Will take some break in time but that’s expected with a quality mitt.

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Solid Glove Kobe Parent

Pros: Deep pocket. Nice pop sound when ball hits glove

Cons: A little hard to break in

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Great glove for my 10 yo Charlie G Coach

Pros: -top notch materials -shaped great -fits youth hand well

Cons: -break in time needed (about 2 games) even with glove prep added to purchase

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Extra Conditioning Didn't Do its Job John Player

Pros: No "pros"

Cons: I paid for the extra "steaming" of the catchers mitt but its didn't seems to do any good. Glove is "hard as a rock" and it will take me 6 months months to break it in so it can be used. Disappointed.

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GOOD Good Player

Pros: Good

Cons: Good

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Looking for a catcher's mitt for my 11U travel player. How does the R9 compare to the Rawlings GG Elite? Geoff Roche
Rawlings no longer makes the GG Elite series. What specific model were you seeking to compare the Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG to? The R9 series would be Rawlings best youth series currently on the market.
Is it in stock now? stephen
Yes, the Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG right handed thrower is in stock now. We run a live inventory so anything you can add to your cart for purchase is in stock.
will it fit a kid in 6 grade jp
Yes this glove is a great option for that age of player!
Is it too big for a 12 yr old? It says recommended for high school to adult but then a review from a guy that bought it for his 12 yr old said it’s a perfect fit. Randy Ray
The Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG is a great size and quality of mitt to consider for a 12 year old. The hand size fit is larger and that is the only possible concern for a player that is younger.
What is the difference between the R9YPTCM32B and the R9CM325BG is one better than the other they look the same Russ
They are the same gloves, they just differ in size and color!
Is this a good catcher's mitt for a kid going into high school? jim Anderson
The Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG would work for someone playing at the FR level and possibly JV.
Can it be used for an 11 year old? andersen khan
For an 11 year old catcher, we would recommend a catcher's mitt at around 32.00-32.50 inches. This Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG would be a great one to consider!
Does this glove have a built in thumb guard? Mike
The Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG features a padded thumb loop for added protection.
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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.

Glove Properties

Rawlings R9 32.5" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: R9CM325BG
Age Range 10-12 13-15 High School-Adult
Color Black Gold
Deals Personalization Eligible
Feel Soft
Glove Type Baseball
Position Catcher
Series R9
Size 32.50
Sub Type Catchers
Vendor Rawlings
Web Type Fully Closed
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