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Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
-11 Length To Weight Ratio
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Acoustic Alloy Delivers The Loudest Ping In The Game
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: Black / Blue
Comp-Lite End Cap Enhances Balance & Increases Swing Speeds
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
High-Performance Straight Wall Barrel Optimizes Exit Speed
One-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
Precision Laser pOp 2.0 Increases Barrel Flex For Superior Pop
Redesigned Grip For More Comfort And Controlled Feel
Tru-View Technology Reveals 100% Aluminum Alloy Composition
USA Baseball Certification Stamp
New for the 2019 season! Control the plate with this new line of Rawlings USA baseball bats. This 2019 VELO -11 USA bat has a one-piece design and a stiffer overall feel that is ideal for those who swing in the top of the lineup. This bat deflects the potential sting to the barrel for a smooth feel and to help ensure confidence as a contact hitter. The 2 5/8 inch barrel design also creates a large sweet spot to increase the percent of hits on contact and chances improving plate coverage on inside pitches. With the drop 11 model, you get a finely tuned bat designed for a younger player. Rawlings: Finest In The Field.
Improve your power with the VELO -11 USA baseball bat (US9V11). With that new stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony. The bat also has a Comp-Lite endcap for a low swing weight, which provides impressive swing speeds, and the precision optimized technology (pOp 2.0) helps to enhance the sweet spot and the lightness of the bat. Purchase one of the most balanced baseball bats today and enjoy free shipping and a full 12-month manufacturer's warranty. 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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