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11.50 Inch Pattern
All Leather Laces For Continued Performance
Break-In: 20% Player, 80% Factory
Colorway: Black / Red / White
Conventional Open Back
Dual Core Technology - Position Specific Break Points For Natural, Easy Closure
Full-Grain Steer Hide Leather For Game Ready Feel & Long Lasting Durability
Narrow Fit Pattern - Smaller Hand Opening For A More Secure Fit
The Rawlings Custom Series (RCS) is the perfect choice for a travel ball player looking to add some flare to their game. With colorful designs and the Rawlings narrow fit pattern, these baseball gloves are intended for a player who is making the transition to an adult glove but isn't quite ready to use one. The narrow fit pattern results in a smaller hand opening with shorter finger stalls for a more secure fit on a younger player's hand. Plus, each model features the patented Dual Core Technology which means there are position specific break points within the inner palm lining for a customized fit and shape. Made up of full-grain leather steer hide and strong durable leather laces, the RCS is a long lasting and durable ball glove with season after season performance. This high-quality series may be extremely durable but it is also genuinely game-ready for a quick and effortless break-in period. Each individual RCS baseball glove requires about a 20% player break-in. If you're looking to make a statement and take your game to the next level, consider the Rawlings RCS baseball glove. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!
This Rawlings RCS Narrow Fit Baseball Glove: RCS115BS features an 11.50 inch pattern, a pro I-web, and is the perfect option for an infielder. The pro I-web is typically used at a middle infield position such as shortstop or second base. Order the Rawlings RCS baseball glove today with free shipping and a 100 Day Money-Back Guarantee right here at JustBallGloves.com. We're here for you from Click to Catch!
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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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