Rawlings Baseball Gloves

Headquarters: St. Louis, MO
Year founded: 1887

About Rawlings
Rawlings is probably the most well known of all baseball glove makers, and has been making their gloves for more than 80 years. Rawlings makes both top of the line baseball gloves as well as inexpensive, low end Rawlings gloves that are made in Asia. The most expensive glove by rawlings is the “design your own” custom glove that the company sells for nearly $400! Players can choose from 8 different series of baseball gloves featuring more than 60 models of gloves from Rawlings.

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Rawlings History

Rawlings was founded in 1887 when George and Alfred Rawlings opened a retail sporting goods store in St. Louis. In 1920, Rawlings introduced the Bill Doak glove which the company says became the prototype for all-purpose baseball gloves of the future. The Rawlings gold glove award was established in 1957 to recognize fielding excellence. In 1971 a new Rawlings baseball glove, named “Fastback” was introduced, with the major new feature being a closed back design. Rawlings went public in 1994 and is now owned by K2 sports.

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Notable Series/Models


Heart of the Hide
This Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.75-inch H-web glove comes in a versatile 200 pro pattern and features our new Speed Shell back. Designed with a slightly deeper pocket using ultra-premium steer-hide leather and pro padding, this gamer will be durable and maintain its shape. As with all Heart of the Hides, this glove is handcrafted by the same experts who build gloves for the top pro players. Additionally, for added comfort and control, this glove features a deer-tanned cowhide palm lining, a thermoformed wrist liner and padded thumb sleeve. 

Pro Preferred
This 11.75-inch Pro Preferred infield glove is meticulously crafted from the finest Kip leather giving you ultimate comfort and performance. It features our popular 31 pattern which offers a deep, round pocket making it very versatile and the 100% wool padding allows you to form the perfect pocket. Pro Preferred gloves feature Pittards sheepskin palm lining which offers an unrivaled feel while the wool wrist lining and padded thumb sleeve provide added comfort. The black I-web and accents add the perfect touch to the sleek, rich tan design giving it a clean, pro-style look.

R9
The all new R9 Series baseball gloves are the best gloves on the market at this price point. This series features soft, durable all-leather shells designed to be game-ready. With pro style patterns and a reinforced palm pad for impact reduction, this series is perfect for the Select Player in the 8-14 age range.

Liberty Advanced
The perfectly-balanced patterns of the updated Liberty Advanced Series are designed for the hand size of the female athlete to provide an improved level of control and comfort. Constructed with a hand opening and finger back adjustments to accommodate the fast pitch player Rawlings is introducing a dynamic new pattern technology to advance the fast pitch game and provide the opportunity for an upgraded level of performance.

Heart of the Hide R2G Series
The 11.5-inch Heart of the Hide R2G infield glove provides the serious player our popular 31 pro pattern, ideal for quick ball transfers in a game-ready, broken-in feel. Out of the box, you’ll feel the difference that the redesigned heel pad and additional 25% factory break-in makes. As with all Heart of the Hide gloves, each glove is handcrafted with ultra-premium steer-hide, known for durability and the ability to form the perfect pocket.

Renegade
Game-ready Right off the shelf, the Renegade Series delivers quality at an affordable price. Ideal for slow pitch and recreational play the features start with a leather palm and lightweight Pro Mesh back for durability and shape retention and move to a deep, flexible pocket for sure catch control, Velcro straps for a customization fit and palm pads for added impact protection. Performance and design allows you to cover all the bases in improving your game.

Select Pro Lite
This new series offers an exciting collection of a popular pro player designs to give aspiring big leaguers the same glove styling and features of their favorite stars. All of the models in this collection offer Rawlings Youth Pro Taper Fit which incorporates smaller hand openings and lowered finger stalls. This is a perfect solution for the transitioning athlete looking for a pro style model that fits their growing hand size.

Player Preferred
Designed for recreational players of various age and skill levels, the Player Preferred glove series features quality, full-grain oiled leather shells for easy and quick break-in along with all-leather laces for durability and strength. With popular patterns and styling, the Player Preferred series seamlessly covers baseball, softball, and recreational leagues.

Storm
The perfect combination of game ready and functional design makes this softball glove series perfect for the younger player looking to advance. Storm features the flexibility of soft all-leather shells, softball-specific pocket designs and updated cosmetics. Select the ideal model that fits your game. Lightweight, Flexible, Easy to Close. Sure Catch Design: The Sure Catch notch provides even the youngest rookies more control to catch the ball.

Gold Glove
The culmination of 130 years of Rawlings’ glove-making craftsmanship, the Rawlings Gold Glove series delivers the ultimate in playability and feel, inspiring a new generation of defensive excellence.

Sandlot Series
The Sandlot Series gloves feature an oiled pull-up leather that gives the models a unique vintage look and feel with minimal break-in required. The designs are further enhanced with pro-style patterns.

Prodigy
Designed with smaller hand openings and lowered finger stalls, the Prodigy Youth Pro Taper Fit gloves provide the perfect solution for the transitioning athlete looking for a pro-style model that fits their growing hand size. Each glove’s soft, full-grain leather shell breaks in quickly and easily while still maintaining its quality and shape. 

Playmaker
Ideal for both the adult recreational player and youth athletes just starting their playing career. Playmaker series gloves are crafted with full leather palms that are 90% broken in upon purchase. Rawlings’ Basket Web design creates a strong, flexible pocket for easy catch control while cushioned palm and index finger pads add protection in impact areas. Additionally, Velcro straps deliver a customized fit on the hand which works well for the younger player looking for a snug fit.

Shut Out
The perfectly-balanced patterns of the updated Shut Out Softball Series are designed for the hand size of the female athlete to provide an improved level of control and comfort. Constructed with a hand opening and finger back adjustments to accommodate the fast pitch player Rawlings is introducing a dynamic new pattern technology to advance the fast pitch game and provide the opportunity for an upgraded level of performance.

Champion Lite
Rawlings new Champion Lite Series fast pitch models, available at a popular price point, offer a great combination of lightweight design mixed with innovative web cosmetics. These gloves create high-level performance function and a comfortable feel. With patterns that address the female athlete regarding glove balance and hand spread along with snugger hand openings. Rawlings has created a glove series that will definitely standout on the retail shelf and the field.

Mark of a Pro Light
Lightweight, flexible, and with our Sure Catch design, Mark of a Pro Lite series gloves are an ideal choice for young athletes. With an all-leather, lightweight shell and a micro-injection Velcro strap, this series is game-ready and sets the stage for the season.

RSB
New for this season, the economical Rawlings RSB Series is projected to be a dynamic sales leader for slow pitch softball as well as general recreational play. Deep, wide and highly functional pockets matched with Basket-Web designs and adjustable Velcro strap closures will improve your level of play and enjoyment.

Savage
This Savage Series baseball glove from Rawlings features the Basket Web pattern, which was the first flexible web that made the glove easier to squeeze. With its 10″ youth pattern this glove is perfect for the players at the youth level. The Savage Series gloves are equipped with Cowhide split shell leather shells that require minimal break in. It features a conventional back and speed trap to make this glove easy to close.

Select Series
Designed for recreational players of various age and skill levels, the Select Series glove series features quality, full-grain oiled leather shells for easy and quick break-in along with all-leather laces for durability and strength. With popular patterns and styling, the Player Preferred series seamlessly covers baseball, softball, and recreational leagues.

Rawlings Baseball Gloves Series:

Series

Description

Price Range

Heart of the Hide

$300 - $320

Liberty Advanced

The perfectly-balanced patterns of the updated Liberty Advanced Series are designed for the hand size of the female athlete to provide an improved level of control and comfort. Constructed with a hand opening and finger back adjustments to accommodate the fast pitch player Rawlings is introducing a dynamic new pattern technology to advance the fast pitch game and provide the opportunity for an upgraded level of performance.

$200 - $290

Series

Description

Price Range

Heart of the Hide

This Rawlings Heart of the Hide 11.75-inch H-web glove comes in a versatile 200 pro pattern and features our new Speed Shell back. Designed with a slightly deeper pocket using ultra-premium steer-hide leather and pro padding, this gamer will be durable and maintain its shape. As with all Heart of the Hides, this glove is handcrafted by the same experts who build gloves for the top pro players. Additionally, for added comfort and control, this glove features a deer-tanned cowhide palm lining, a thermoformed wrist liner and padded thumb sleeve. 

$300 - $320

Pro Preferred

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$370 - $500

Liberty Advanced

The perfectly-balanced patterns of the updated Liberty Advanced Series are designed for the hand size of the female athlete to provide an improved level of control and comfort. Constructed with a hand opening and finger back adjustments to accommodate the fast pitch player Rawlings is introducing a dynamic new pattern technology to advance the fast pitch game and provide the opportunity for an upgraded level of performance.

$200 - $290

Encore

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$170

Breakout

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$150 - $230

Select Pro Lite

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$65

Sure Catch

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$34 - $50

Players Series

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$20 - $23

Gamer XLE

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$150

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