Rawlings Mark of A Pro Series
The Mark of a Pro glove line gives young players a new opportunity to look like the pros. With an oiled leather shell and a Pro taper design providing an improved fit and increased control, the new Mark of a Pro series helps younger players upgrade their game.
Mark of a Pro 11.5-inch Pro Taper Basket Web Baseball Glove
This Mark of a Pro Series Pro Taper baseball glove features the Basket Web pattern, which was the first flexible web that made the glove easier to squeeze. With its 11.5″ pattern, smaller hand opening, and lowered finger stalls, this glove is perfect for middle infielders or pitchers at the Youth level. The Mark of a Pro Series features an oiled leather shell and Pro Taper design which provides an improved fit offering increased control for younger players wanting a pro style pattern. Zero Shock sting palm pads are placed inside the glove to help sting reduction as well.
Patented in 1967, the Basket Web was the first flexible or stretchable web. It is a woven web which has become extremely popular among pitchers and some infielders. This web design is the most common web found today.
Baseball Glove Size Guide
|High School/Adult||Infield||10.5 – 11.5″|
|High School/Adult||Outfield||12 – 12.5″|
Choosing a Glove
|Catcher||These gloves have no finger channels, with heavy palm padding and overall reinforcements to reduce the sting of repeatedly catching pitchers’ throws.|
|Pitcher (Infield)||Choose a mid-size glove that’s easy to control. Closed and Modified Trap webs work best at this position, letting you disguise your pitches by hiding the ball.|
|First Base (Infield)||These gloves also lacks finger channels, but with less padding that a catcher’s mitt, with added length to help catch infield throws and a shallow pocket, enabling quick ball retrieval.|
|Second Base (Infield)||Choose a smaller glove with a shallow pocket, balancing control with the need to make quick throws.
|Short Stop (Infield)||Go to a smaller/mid size glove with a shallow pocket for ground balls and quick throws.|
|Third Base (Infield)||Choose a medium to large glove with a shallow to mid-size pocket for maximum catching power.
|Outfield||Choose a longer glove to provide extended reach, with a deep pocket to handle high-lofting balls.
Rawlings is a leading manufacturer of baseball equipment and other sporting goods in the United States. Rawlings is the exclusive official baseball and helmet of Major League Baseball and official ball of the NCAA baseball championships. Rawlings is also the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA, AAU, and many others. Rawling’s is also the official basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, and soccer ball of the National High School Federation.
- Conventional back
- 11 1/2″ baseball pattern
- Modified Trap-Eze web
- Full grain leather shell
- Pro Taper patterns