The Gold Glove edition of Rawlings baseball gloves has been designed with the highest standard of defensive greatness in mind – the Gold Glove Award.
The RGG2002 is 11.5” in length, ideal for a middle infielder, but acceptable for a 3rd baseman that prefers a glove on the shorter side. This glove features Rawlings’ Pro-I Web, which stays shallow for a consistent feel in the pocket when fielding and a quick transition when getting rid of the ball.
The shell, palm, web and lacing are composed of very supple and stiff, but durable European leather. This glove also features an ultra-premium, luxury palm lining and hand-sewn welting. In addition to the top quality materials, Rawlings has also included their Opti-Core technology into the palm – layers of pre-curved padding for a custom feel, added protection and extra longevity for the life of the glove.
The hand opening features a conventional, open back with a laced binding. The conventional back allows for extra ventilation, while the laced binding provides a secure and snug fit – keeping the glove in place, even during the toughest plays.
The RGG2002 Gold Glove is cut, shaped and put together by a single, master craftsman the entire way through the process. This craftsman takes the time to break-in the glove about 20% of the way, leaving about 80% of the break-in for the player to shape and form the glove, just the way s/he prefers. Each glove includes a serial number indicating the craftsman, date created and glove production number. The RGG2002 Gold Glove from Rawlings is for the elite player looking for an elite glove to match the level of play.
I have used this glove for many years. By far it is superb for fielding grounders. and Squeezing and maintaining control on throws and fits like a glove !!Review by Flash (Posted on 4/8/2016)
I love this glove great feel and awesome look to itReview by Noah Stewart (Posted on 5/19/2014)
This mitt is a little too big for middle infielders, but is great for third basemen. The quality of the leather is top of the line.Review by Philip41201 (Posted on 12/29/2013)