Assorted Profiles. May Be Any One Of Rawlings' Turn Models
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
Colorway: Maroon | Orange | Unfinished
Cupped End Helps Improve Weight Distribution & Durability
Major League Quality Birch Wood Construction
Medium Sized Barrel Diameter
Premium Durability With Fantastic Flex
Recommended For Adults With Experience Hitting Wood Bats
Perfect For Batting Practice & Cage Hitting
Rawlings builds some of the top wood bats in the game with nothing but the best materials. With these particular pro grade baseball bats, each model did not live up to Rawlings' high standards so they remove them from the production line and sell them as Pro Grade wood bats. While these bats are still structurally sound and in great playable shape, they are recommended for batting practice or cage hitting and should be used by adults who have experience hitting with wood bats. A cupped end is guaranteed with each bat to help improve the weight distribution and overall durability, but the turn model is not guaranteed as these are assorted profiles and may be any one of Rawlings' many turn models. Nothing but Major League quality wood is used to craft these wood bats and it shows in the premier pop and performance. Rawlings: The Mark Of a Pro!
This Rawlings Pro Grade Birch Wood Baseball Bat (PBXXX) features an approximate drop 3 length to weight ratio, a standard knob, and a balanced swing weight. Due to the unique construction, these birch wood bats do not feature a manufacturer's warranty. Step up to the plate with confidence and pick up one of these Rawlings baseball bats today with free shipping. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here from click to hit!
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About the Brand
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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