Friday, July 18, 2014

Rawlings Releases 2014 All-Star Game Baseball

Get your authentic All-Star Game baseballs before the rosters are set.

The Official 2014 MLB All-Star baseball (model number ASBB14-R) features the 2014 commemorative All-Star logo.

The game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins.

Rawlings has been the official supplier of baseballs to Major League Baseball since 1977 and makes it possible for you to commemorate the game's greatest events with top-quality balls.

These baseballs are made using the same standards as the official MLB baseballs – 5 ounces, 108 stitches, full-grain leather cover, cushioned cork center and 85 percent wool windings.

The All-Star Game baseball collector’s edition features official Rawlings All-Star Game baseballs from 1979 to 2013, and it has room to add more baseballs. Display cases are wall mountable and hold up to 36 baseballs.

Authentic All-Star Game baseballs also can be purchased individually.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your special event baseballs.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rawlings' New Ball Feeder Makes Batting Practice Automatic

Run a seamless batting practice by adding Rawlings' Pro Line Automatic Ball Feeder to your purchase of a Rawlings pitching machine.

Rawlings' Pro Line Automatic Ball Feeder (model number RAF) features a patent-pending turret design that holds more balls in less space than any other system.

It holds 35 baseballs or 29 softballs.

Choose from baseball or softball models for Rawlings' Pro Line Two Wheel Pitching Machine (model number RPM2) and Three Wheel Pitching Machine (model number RPM3). A baseball/softball combo model is also available.

Each feeder comes with a wireless remote control.

The extended visible ramp connects the turret directly to the ball feeder tube to make alignment easy. Batters can see the ball the whole way, allowing them to improve their timing.

Balls fed in may be laced or dimpled but must be regulation size. The release interval is fixed at 5 seconds.

The automatic feeder will not work for balls thrown upward (slow pitch softball or fly balls) because balls are not fed with enough momentum to roll up the machine's inclined ball feeder tube.

The ball feeder is made in the USA and comes with a 2-year warranty.


Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' Pro Line Automatic Ball Feeder.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rawlings' New Premium Pro Gloves Are All About Fit and Feel

“Premium” only begins to describe the features in Rawlings' new line of gloves.

Rawlings' Premium Pro gloves feature Solid Core™ technology with OPTI-FIT®, a new way to improve how the glove fits the player's hand. Solid Core™ technology rethinks the way each glove is assembled, resulting in enhanced grip, maximum command and optimal feel.

One-piece palm construction creates a laceless heel that improves ball control.

The soft, full-grain leather shell makes break-in effortless.

Six new models have been introduced for 2015:

·         The 12.75” outfield glove (model number PPR1275) features the Trap-Eze web and Fastback. It is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1275-RH.
·         The 12.5” outfield glove (model number PPR1250) features the Pro H web and a conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1250-RH.
·         The 12” pitcher or infield glove (model number PPR1200) features the Basket web and a conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1200-RH.
·         The 11.75” pitcher or infield glove (model number PPR1175) features the 2-Piece Solid web and a conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1175-RH.
·         The 11.5” pitcher or infield glove (model number PPR1150) features the Modified Trap-Eze web and a conventional back. It is available for left-handed players as model number PPR1150-RH.
·         The 11.25” infield glove (model number PPR1125) features the Pro I web and a conventional back.

Visit Rawlings' official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) for more information on the new Rawlings Premium Pro gloves.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Learn to Hit Any Pitch With Rawlings' New Two Wheel Pitching Machine

Your players can take BP with any pitch at any angle using Rawlings' new pitching machine.

Five versions of Rawlings' Pro Line Two Wheel Pitching Machine (model number RPM2) are available:

·         Baseball
·         Softball
·         Baseball ARP
·         Baseball ARP/Softball
·         Baseball/Softball

The Adjustable Release Point (ARP) option provides the most realistic baseball release height available. The single adjustment clamp makes setup quick and easy—all three angles (horizontal, vertical and twist) are set at once and won't shake loose under vibration.

The machine can be rotated to throw pitches from any angle to simulate right- or left-handed pitchers as well as throwing grounders and fly balls. It can throw up to 105 mph for baseball and 88 mph for softball.

The versatile design allows the same basic machine to be used for baseball, softball and cricket. Three sets of legs create three different release heights: 24" for softball, 48" for baseball and 48-84" for the ARP model.

Other features include LED speed displays, custom motors with oversized stainless steel shafts, stainless steel shafts and a tough powder coat finish.

The machine is portable, weighing 59 pounds.

It is made in the USA and comes with a 5-year warranty.

It is one of several new products available as part of Rawlings' new partnership with Spinball Sports.

A great addition is the Pro Line Automatic Ball Feeder (model number RAF) to attach to your pitching machine. It holds 35 baseballs or 29 softballs.

Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to learn more about Rawlings' Two Wheel Pro Pitching Machine.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Rawlings' HOH Dual Core 11.5” Glove Features Pro I Web

The I's have it—This Rawlings' Heart of the Hide Dual Core glove gets a seal of approval.

Rawlings’ Heart of the Hide Dual CoreTM 11.5” glove (model number PRO202DCB) features the 
Pro ITM web and a conventional back.

Rawlings customer Tomb9128 played in college and the minor leagues. Now a coach, he bought an HOH Dual CoreTM 11.5” glove to teach and warm up his players.

“This glove brings back fond memories,” he wrote. “It is extremely well made. The leather is not too soft and it holds its shape extremely well. The holes in the webbing are excellent and you don't have to worry about the lacing ripping through the holes. Overall an excellent glove; highly recommended to any level player.”

Rawlings' patented Dual CoreTM technology gives each glove position-specific break points so players can achieve top-level performance.

The HOH Dual CoreTM 11.5” glove is recommended for middle infielders and third basemen.

All Rawlings' Heart of the Hide Dual CoreTM gloves use leather that is tanned softer than other leathers. They have an oil-injected exterior to make breaking in your glove easy.

Dual CoreTM gloves feature a two-tone look, with black leather and camel-colored lacing.


Visit our official online store or contact a Rawlings Customer Care representative at 866-678-GEAR(4327) to order your Rawlings' Heart of the Hide Dual Core 11.5" glove.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rawlings' Custom Glove Builder Adds Rolled Welting and Trim Colors

Why add rolled welting to your Rawlings custom glove?

Rolled welting improves the structural integrity of the glove, giving it added support throughout the fingers while still providing a fast break-in.

Rolled welting colors for Pro Preferred and Heart of the Hide leather are:
·         Black
·         Camel
·         Chocolate
·         Dark green
·         Gold tan
·         Gray
·         Navy
·         Orange
·         Red orange
·         Royal
·         Scarlet
·         Tan
·         Primo sherry
·         Timberglaze
·         Columbia blue
·         Sandlot
·         White
·         Pink

Pro Preferred leather can also have rolled welting in:
·         Mocha
·         Rich tan

Don't forget to to choose your favorite trim color too. The trim shows on the pinky and thumb and in the area on the back of the wrist on conventional-back gloves)

Available trim colors on Pro Preferred leather:
·         Black
·         Camel
·         Bruciato (brown)
·         Mocha (dark brown)
·         Rich tan

Available trim colors on Heart of the Hide leather:
            ·         Black
·         Camel
·         Chocolate
·         Dark Green
·         Gold Tan
·         Gray
·         Navy
·         Orange
·         Red Orange
·         Royal
·         Scarlet
·         Tan
·         Primo Sherry
·         Timberglaze
·         Columbia blue
·         Sandlot
·         White
·         Pink

Start now by visiting the custom glove builder page at Rawlings' official online store, and watch this news section for more details on:
·         11 new patterns and a pattern change
·         Additional lace colors, shell colors, embroidery and binding colors
·         New web styles available
·         Changes for Pro Mesh

Custom glove orders take approximately 6-8 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.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Colors Abound in Rawlings' Custom Glove Builder

Once you've selected the leather and pattern for your new glove using Rawlings' custom glove builder, you'll choose colors for your lacing, shell, embroidery and binding.

New lace colors for both Pro Preferred and Heart of the Hide leather:
·         Columbia blue
·         Camel
·         Chocolate brown (formerly dark brown)
·         Gold tan
·         Tan
·         Maroon
·         Pink
·         Primo burgundy
·         Red orange
·         Scarlet (formerly red)
·         Yellow

New shell colors for Pro Preferred leather:
·         Mocha
·         Rich tan

New shell colors for Heart of the Hide leather:
·         Camel
·         Chocolate
·         Gold Tan
·         Red Orange
·         Primo Sherry
·         Timberglaze
·         Columbia blue
·         Sandlot
·         White
·         Pink

Stitching thread colors now include the following colors:
·         Beige
·         Black
·         Brown
·         Columbia blue
·         Dark green
·         Ivory
·         Navy
·         Orange
·         Pink
·         Purple
·         Royal
·         Scarlet
·         Silver
·         Vegas gold
·         White
·         Gray

New embroidery colors (for text):
·         Camel
·         Columbia blue
·         Copper
·         Gold
·         Gold tan
·         Gray
·         Primo burgundy
·         Red orange
·         Scarlet (formerly red)
·         Tan
·         White

New binding colors for Pro Preferred leather:
·         Mocha
·         Rich tan

New binding colors for Heart of the Hide leather:
·         Chocolate
·         Gold tan
·         Red orange
·         Sherry
·         Timberglaze
·         Columbia blue
·         Sandlot
·         White
·         Pink


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
·         Rolled welting and trim colors added
·         New web styles available
·         Changes for Pro Mesh

Custom glove orders take approximately 6-8 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.