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Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
-8 Length To Weight Ratio
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Balanced Swing Weight
USA Baseball Certification
Made In The USA - Patent Pending
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
30-Day Performance Guarantee
3C Consistent Composite: Compaction Yields Better Durability At Higher Performance
Concaved Light Weight Endcap Creates Faster Swing Speeds
New Focused Flex: Reconstructed Collar For A Stiffer, Focused Flex Eliminating Barrel Drag And Reducing Hand Vibration
New Longitudinal Flex: Re-engineered Composite Layering For Enhanced Trampoline Across The Barrel
New for the 2019 season! Outperform the competition with this Rawlings baseball bat. Redesigned for 2019, the Quatro Pro -8 USA baseball bat features balance, flex, performance and speed that's ideal for the middle-of-the-order hitter. This 2 5/8 inch barrel bat is perfect for stronger youth players who prefer to swing a bigger bat, and because it has a larger surface area, contact with the ball creates a higher exit velocity. Rawlings: Finest In The Field.
Step up to the plate with confidence by using this Rawlings Quatro Pro -8 USA baseball bat (Model US9Q8). Helping hitters stay through the ball, the patented Focused Flex system creates a stiffer and more controlled flex. It also helps batters get over their fear of bat sting by directing the vibrations back into the barrel of the bat. The new Longitudinal Flex provides composite layering across the entire length of the barrel for an impressive trampoline effect, and a concave end cap helps ensure faster swing speeds. Purchase today and get free shipping along with a 30-day performance guarantee. If you don't like the way it performs, you can return it for a full refund. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.
In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.
In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.
The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.
Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.
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