The Heart of the Hide steer leather used in these gloves is meticulously crafted by Rawlings, a company with a long-standing reputation for producing top-quality baseball equipment. Only the best hides are chosen to be used in the construction of Heart of the Hide gloves, ensuring that they are made from the highest-grade leather available. This leather is not only ultra-durable, but it is also known for its ability to break-in and form the perfect pocket, which is essential for catching the ball with precision and accuracy.
Furthermore, the Heart of the Hide leather is cut from the top 5% of all Rawlings US steer hide, meaning that it is of the highest quality and structure. This ensures that the gloves are not only durable, but also provide a comfortable fit and optimal performance. By choosing a Heart of the Hide glove, you are investing in a piece of equipment that is trusted by many of the game's top pros and is sure to help you take your game to the next level.
The 11.50 Inch Pattern glove is designed specifically for infielders, making it perfect for players at second base, shortstop, and third base positions. However, it's important to note that this glove has a stiffer feel, which will require a break-in period of about 60% of the break-in to be done by the player. This will ensure that the glove fits comfortably and performs optimally on the field.
The Pro I-Web design and 204 pattern, which is the most popular pro infield pattern, provides a deep pocket and standard palm width, closing the thumb to the 4th finger and pinky.
The glove is constructed from top-grade U.S. steerhide and features a deer tanned cowhide palm lining and soft full-grain fingerback linings to improve comfort. The colorway of this glove is tan and it has a conventional open back design. It also includes a padded thumb sleeve, pro-grade leather laces that add durability and strength, and thermoformed padding for the back of the wrist for added comfort when the glove is in use.