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JM7 Turn Model
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel (Commonly Preferred By Both Contact And Power Hitters)
Crafted From Pro Quality Ash Wood
Cupped Barrel End
Slightly Flared Knob
Colorway: Black | White Lettering
Not Considered A 'Blem' Bat As The Wood Quality On The Bat Is High. The Bat Simply Did Not Match A Certain Criteria Of The Professional Player For Whom The Bat Was Being Crafted.
Rawlings Pro JM7 Ash Wood Baseball Bat: PMAJM7
Throughout his 15-year career, Joe Mauer made hitting look easy and now you can too with the Rawlings Pro JM7 Ash Wood Baseball Bat!
Rawlings has high expectations for themselves, and they should—they're one of the largest brands in the industry! That's why they inspect every single bat that comes off their assembly line to ensure that every detail is perfect before making it available for sale. If a bat doesn't meet these high standards, then it gets pulled from production which allows us to sell them at a discounted price!
This Rawlings Wood Bat is constructed from ash wood which offers tremendous durability (similar to maple) and an improved feel. It will also carry a JM7 Turn Model that was inspired by future Hall of Famer Joe Mauer! A slightly thicker than average handle will taper into a large barrel that will still feel balanced due to the ash material. Cosmetic imperfections such as a misplaced logo or lettering might be present but, these bats are still constructed from professional-level ash wood and are structurally sound resulting in a great training or practice bat!
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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's 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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