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Rawlings Gloves: Roots

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

With opening day around the corner, I have my eye on the future. A clean slate for every team—technically a shot at the playoffs for everyone. But today I’m taking a step back to think about history a little bit too, with a hat tip to Stan Schulz. Stan found the original Rawlings glove patent on Google’s patent search. Perhaps the best part of the Google patent page is original drawing of what this first glove would look like.

Today Rawlings gloves are of course a major player in the industry. But the roots of the gloves worn by Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, and Jose Reyes go all the way back to this seemingly simple document. If the patent images spark the history buff in you, check out more about baseball glove history.