Rawlings Renegade 32.5" Youth Catcher's Mitt: RCM325B
32.50 Inch Pattern
Break-In: 20% Player, 80% Factory
Conventional Open Back
High Density Leather Palm For Added Comfort
Leather Shell & Lacing For Maximum Durability & Pocket Formation
Oil-Tanned Full Grain Leather For A Game-Ready Feel
One-Piece, Solid Web
Speed Trap Design For Easy Closure
Sure Catch Heel Design Provides A Quick & Easy Close
Designed To Fit A Pre-Teen Ballplayer
Index Finger Pad For Comfort And Protection
Recommended Exclusively For Catchers
Very Little Break-In Required; Nearly Game Ready
The Rawlings Renegade design is ideal for players of all ages and all skill levels as they are available in both adult and youth pattern sizes. With a durable all leather shell and lacing, these mitts are extremely durable and will hold their shape for a very long time. A deep, well-formed pocket design ensures that you will have ball security every step of the day. Additionally, high-density palm and finger pads add much-needed comfort and protection that any player would want and need. Plus, the cushioned finger back and fastback design allows for added flexibility and strength. If you're looking to improve your performance at an affordable price, the Rawlings Renegade is the design for you. Rawlings: The Mark of a Pro!
Rawlings Renegade Youth Catcher's Mitt: RCM325B features a 32.50-inch pattern, a one-piece solid web, and a speed trap design for easier closure. Enhance your game and buy a Rawlings Renegade youth catcher's mitt today with free shipping. Also, consider adding Glove Assurance at the checkout. And don't forget, we'll be 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'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.
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