Rawlings RSB 14" Slow Pitch Softball Glove: RSB140GB
14.00 Inch Length
Recommended For Any Position On A Slow Pitch Diamond (Commonly Used In The Outfield)
Very Little Break-In Required (90% Factory Break-In Leaves Just 10% Of The Break-In To The Player)
Designed To Fit A High School-To-Adult Sized Player's Hand
Palm Shell Is Built From All-Leather Material To Promote Pocket Formation & Shape Retention | Back Shell Is Made From A Synthetic Neo-Flex Material
Colorway: Light Grey | Black
Index Finger Pad On Shell Backing
Displays Adjustable Velcro Wrist Strap
Partial Open Backing
Palm Pad Added To Inner Hand Lining For Additional Comfort & Protection When Catching A Baseball
Fingerback Linings Add Additional Comfort For Fingers When Your Hand Is In The Glove
Rawlings RSB 14" Slow Pitch Softball Glove: RSB140GB
In slow pitch, you want to give yourself the best chance to nab any deep fly or sharp liner that is hit towards you. Get this Rawlings RSB glove and get to every softball!
Rawlings understands that most slow pitch players aren't interested in spending a lot of excess time breaking in a glove. Slow pitch girls and guys typically want a glove that they can purchase and then take right onto the diamond. This RSB model of slow pitch glove will be just that model of glove for which players are searching. Rawlings touts that 90% of the glove will be broken in at the factory and that leaves only 10% of the break-in process to the player.
Another thing that Rawlings got correct with the RSB series is its lightweight feel. They design the back of the glove's shell with a Neo-Flex material that will remove excess weight from the glove and make it very easy to maneuver out there on the slow pitch diamond.
This 14" length glove can really be used anywhere on a slow pitch field (infield or outfield) due to the circumference of a softball being so large. Since the softball is so large, there is not much of a risk of fielding or catching a ball and then subsequently losing the ball in the pocket in the glove. All of this being said, I think outfielders will really find this glove helpful as it will give them plenty of reach when roaming the big green ocean (a.k.a. the outfield).
You can buy this Rawlings glove with confidence as it is covered by a twelve (12) month manufacturer’s warranty period (Be sure to note that the warranty does not cover gloves that were placed in a microwave or oven, gloves that have been over-oiled or gloves with broken laces). If you buy the glove from JustGloves and find yourself with a possible warranty issue, please reach out to the JustGloves Glove Experts. They will be sure to get you the info needed to reach out to Rawlings and begin the warranty replacement process.
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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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