Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jeter's Legacy Lives on at Rawlings

Derek Jeter's playing days are wrapping up, but his legacy lives on at Rawlings.

Rawlings salutes Jeter’s extraordinary career with the release of these three gloves:

  • The re-release of his iconic Heart of the Hide 11.5” Game Day glove (model number PRODJ2), featuring the Basket web and conventional back.
  • The commemorative and limited-edition “DJ Final Season” glove (model number PRODJ2FS-JET), featuring a navy pinstriped Oval R logo.
  • The GG Gamer version of the authentic PRODJ2 game day glove (model number GGDJ2).

Jeter has personified the Rawlings brand through his style on the field and off.

His remarkable 20-year career includes highlights such as Jeter and his Rawlings PRODJ2 glove crossing Oakland’s infield during the 2001 American League Division Series to cut off and then backhand flip the relay to nab Jeremy Giambi at the plate.

His 2004 over-the-shoulder catch into the stands against the Boston Red Sox is another moment that makes Jeter one of the top players of his generation. The 14-time All-Star and 5-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winner, Jeter is known to deliver, especially in the postseason. He led the Yankees to five World Series™ titles.

In his final season, Jeter and Rawlings will always be linked by award-winning web gems and an unrivaled commitment to winning.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings Derek Jeter Glove.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Rawlings Reboots Its HOH Dual Core 12.75” Glove

Check out this old favorite with an all-new lace color.

Rawlings' Heart of the Hide Dual CoreTM 12.75” glove (model number PRO601DCB) features the Trap-Eze web and the Fastback. It replaces model number PRO601DCC.

Rawlings has added camel-colored lacing to this black leather glove for the new season.

“My son had been using an 11.5-inch Rawlings Gold Glove for three years and needed to move up to a larger size for outfield. He is now 15 years old. With the myriad of gloves out there, we stuck with Rawlings and moved up to Heart of the Hide: our third Rawlings. With a little glove oil, this baby was field ready before the first game,” wrote Rawlings customer DiDiBall in an online review, adding, “Rawlings rocks!”

Rawlings' patented Dual CoreTM technology gives the glove position-specific break points that allow the glove to close naturally and easily.

The Heart of the Hide leather used in Dual CoreTM gloves is tanned softer than other leathers, and the gloves have an oil-injected exterior to make breaking in your glove easy.

This 12.75” glove is made with the Trap-Eze web, also known as the “six-finger” glove. The web is part of the glove, not separate from it, allowing for maximum strength.

It is available for left-handed players as model number PRO601DCB-RH.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your next Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.75” glove.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rawlings' New MACH2 -10 Bat Has the Flex You Love and the Durability You Want

Rawlings' new MACH2™ bat is more durable than ever.

This senior league composite bat (model number SLRMC) has the flex and balance you love about Rawlings' MACH™ series, and it's built using Rawlings' new Consistent Composite Compaction process.

This secondary compaction process was designed to improve the mechanical properties within the fiber laminate, resulting in better durability and higher performance from the bat.

This bat has a 2-5/8" barrel diameter and meets the USSSA® 1.15 BPF standard, so it is approved for leagues including USSSA®, Dixie League®, BPA® and Dizzy Dean®.

Made for stronger players, it has a -10 drop and is available in lengths of 28", 29", 30", 31" and 32".

Rawlings' MACH™ baseball bats are designed with the highest grade composites and are built using the most advanced processes in the industry.

Rawlings' unique manufacturing process features precision winding for a better feel and unparalleled performance at the plate. The MACH™ was developed with continuous fibers for consistency throughout the barrel. A computer-controlled process constructs each fiber at the precise angles for increased durability and performance.

The composite handle has 55 percent more barrel flex than other bats.

Look for Rawlings' other MACH2™ bats, including the senior league bat with a -12 drop and a 2-¾” barrel (model number SLRM34).

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings MACH2™ senior league -10 composite bat.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Rawlings Custom Glove Builder Adds 8 New Web Styles

The variety and versatility of Rawlings' webs is unmatched. From the classic Basket web to the popular Trap-Eze web, Rawlings continues to raise the bar in meeting the needs of every position on the field.

As you build your ideal glove using  Rawlings' new custom glove builder, check out these web styles:

V Web: This is a V-shaped web with reinforced bottom and top. New to Rawlings, it has a greater surface area to help prevent ball spin when fielding ground balls. It is ideal for infield gloves sized 11”-12”.

Single Post Double Bar: This web incorporates a single vertical bar with two horizontal bars. It forms a snug, secure pocket that allows the ball to stick and not bounce. It is available for outfield gloves sized 12.5”-12.75”.

Vertical Hinge/Vertical Hinge Basket: This web is a closed-web style with two vertical hinges that allow the web to flex when making a catch. The hinges also help push out the web, which provides more space for a pitcher to grip the ball while hiding that grip from players on base. This solid web is ideal for pitchers, as it prevents batters from seeing the grip too. The difference between the two webs is that the Basket version has a small, crisscross leather web in the middle of the hinges. These are available on pitcher’s gloves sized 11.75”-12.25”.

Modified Single Post: This web is similar to the standard Single Post except the vertical post on this web is widened to prevent balls from slipping through the openings of the web. This web is easier to close and allows for quicker break-in. It is available for infield gloves sized 11”-12”.

Modified Trap with Loops: This web is similar to the standard Modified Trap web except the web itself is enclosed in an exterior piece of leather. This helps prevent damage to the leather surrounding the web. It is ideal for utility players who need a web that can be used at many positions. It is available for gloves sized 11”-12.5”.

Y Post: This web is a mixture of the Pro H and Single Post webs. It has a single post that starts at the top with two points like a Pro H and ends at the bottom with a single thicker post. The web itself looks like a capital Y. It provides stability and secures the ball in the web while preventing the ball from bouncing out. This new web style is available for gloves sized 12.5”-12.75”.

Modified Pro H (for first base mitts): This first base web incorporates two vertical and two horizontal bars. This extra-secure web forms a snug pocket to help prevent balls from bouncing out. It is available in first base mitt sizes 12”-12.5” and 13”.


Then watch this news section for more details on all of the new glove builder features. Among them:
·         11 new patterns and a pattern change
·         Additional lace colors, shell colors, embroidery and binding colors
·         Rolled welting and trim colors added
·         Changes for Pro Mesh

Custom glove orders take approximately 8-12 weeks for your perfect glove to arrive at your door.

Rawlings can also personalize most stock gloves, allowing you to choose a lace color and add a flag to the index finger of the glove. You can also have your glove engraved.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to start building your Rawlings custom glove.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Rawlings' Baseball Paperweight Holds Its Own

Show your office mates what a true baseball enthusiast you are.

Put Rawlings' new Vintage Collection paperweight on your desk, and you're sure to start conversations about the game. Find it at Rawlings Gear under model number RG504.

Each baseball paperweight is hand-crafted from Rawlings' exclusive top-grain, glove-tanned leather, a durable leather sure to withstand move after move around your desk.

Unique naked finishing allows the leather to take on its own natural character over time.

Each paperweight features the debossed Rawlings logo. Get yours in black, tan or white.

Rawlings developed its Vintage leather collection with Red Label Accessories. All items in the line are made from the finest quality vegetable-tanned leather, giving it a hue that can only be achieved with natural dyes. The dyes also help maintain environmentally friendly standards. Bags, duffles, wallets and giftables are available.

Rawlings Gear carries leather products in a variety of styles.

Visit Rawlings Official Online Store or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to check out Rawlings' baseball paperweight.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rawlings Gear Offers Exclusive New Colors for 950X Catcher’s Gear

Rawlings Gear is the only place to get your Limited Edition 950X catcher's gear.

New Exclusive color combinations are:
  • White/black
  • White/purple
  • White/orange
  • White/navy
  • White/scarlet

Additional custom color sets are black/gray, black/dark green, black/navy, black/royal, gray/black, maroon/black, navy/gray, purple/black, royal/red and scarlet/black.

Adult (17” chest protector/ 16” leg guards) and intermediate (15” chest protector/14” leg guards) sizes are available in custom sets.

Rawlings' 950X Chest Protector (model number CP950X) incorporates PORON® XRD™ technology for impact absorption. Rawlings' Dynamic Fit System creates a custom fit, with removable shoulder caps and an adjustable back harness.

Pros Yadier Molina and Geovany Soto wear this style chest protector.

Rawlings' 950X Leg Guards (model number LG950X) feature PORON® XRD™ technology in the knees. These leg guards feature reinforced shin pad inserts and Pro-Dri covered adjustable internal padding for moisture management and comfort.

Visit Rawlings Official Online Store or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' 950X catcher's gear in new colors.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Rawlings' Hemp Messenger Bag Is Eco-Friendly

Stand by your commitment to going green by carrying Rawlings' new hemp messenger bag.

Rawlings' Hemp Collection messenger bag (model number AJ204) is part of a new line of goods produced by Red Label Accessories.

Made from sustainable hemp and cotton, this bag is built to last. It combines Rawlings' high-quality materials with eco-friendly craftsmanship.

Its main compartment opens from the top for easy access and is secured with brass buckle push lock closures. Inside the zipper compartment is a padded table holder. The extra-wide shoulder strap is made for convenience and comfort.

All of the bags in the Hemp Collection use a hemp/cotton blend that has been prewashed to relax it. They feature vegetable-tanned leather trim that is sturdy and durable. The tanning process results in a color exclusive to Rawlings.

Bags in the Hemp Collection go through special vintaging processes that give each one its own personality and character. No bag is exactly the same.

The messenger bag measures 16" long by 14" tall by 4" wide.

Visit RawlingsGear.com or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your Rawlings Hemp Messenger Bag.