The Rawlings Heart of the Hide 12.5-inch First Base Mitt was crafted to help you anchor your infield. Artfully designed with striking features and legendary HOH quality, this mitt will turn you into an infielder’s best friend. The modified H-Web is a popular pattern among pro first basemen for its light weight and give, which helps you scoop out low throws and maximize your pivot range off the bag. The wide, flat shell construction gives this glove just enough flex to adapt to any catching angle while still providing the stability you need to field groundballs. On top of all that, this mitt comes in striking jet black with gold accents, lending an air of authority to your game at first. This gamer is the perfect first base mitt for those looking for dependability and versatility. Get your Heart of the Hide 12.5-inch First Base Mitt today and see the difference the right glove can make!
Colorway: Black / Gold
First Base Glove
12.5 Inch Pattern
Break-In: 70% Player, 30% Factory
Deertanned Cowhide Plus Palm Lining Provides Added Protection
Overlapping Fastback Design
Heart of the Hide Traditional Leather Shell – Cut From Top 5% Of Rawlings’ Hides
Modified Pro H-Web
Padded Thumb Sleeve
Soft Full-Grain Finger Back Lining Provides Comfortable Feel
Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces – Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength
Glove Conditioning Service Details:
You know the routine – your season opener is a week away and that brand new glove on your hand – well, it feels like it’s never going to break in. Balls bounce out of the pocket and you are left wondering how you’ll ever have it ready in time for first pitch.
You can worry no more! At ProRollers, our goal is a simple one. We want your gear to be in PEAK CONDITION long before that critical first game. Our bat rolling service optimizes every hit you make and now our glove conditioning service makes that new glove feel just like an extension of your hand – like it’s been there for years. Nothing beats the feeling of a well-conditioned glove!
Over the years, we have perfected the process of optimizing equipment. There is no guesswork with our Baseball Glove Conditioning Service. We have the entire process down to a science.
Our Glove Conditioning: 1-2-3 Perfection!
Step 1: The right tool for the job: We have 6 different glove shaping mallets in our shop as every glove needs something different, and your glove is no unique so it gets special treatment as well. We use each specially designed mallet to either break down each glove at its specific flex points, form a pocket or help break in the palm with a weighted head. This specific working of the leather increases the effectiveness of the manual labor process. Since every glove is built differently, this is where our knowledge and experience comes into play. The forming of the leather on the these proper crease points while holding the integrity of the rest of the glove is the key to success. This process is completed in 4-5 sessions over the next 2-3 days. Working the gloves by hand along with our conditioning services is the key to proper break in.
Step 2: Hydrate the leather: We apply a small amount of specially formulated glove conditioner to the leather and laces, both inside and out. This conditioner will be absorbed by the glove’s pores which helps keep the glove in top condition all year. This extra conditioning step will help by keeping dirt and debris out of the newly stretched out leather pores. Hydrating the leather will also help the glove last longer as it will resist absorbing water which can lead to early dry rot.
Step 3: Proper form: To get the perfectly formed pocket, each glove has 100 weighted baseballs caught in the web helping form the pocket and laces. Once the glove has a nice pocket formed, we need to make sure the glove maintains it true form en route back to you. After the glove conditioning process is completed, we put a ball in each glove and wrap them up with rubber bands prior to shipping them back to you. This ensures the glove hold its form on its way back to you. We do these extra steps to ensure the full effects of our break in process.
Place your order today – and never worry about playing with an unconditioned glove again.