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6/2/2010
The country's top college baseball teams power their offenses with Rawlings' 5150 bats.

Players for nationally ranked Virginia have been impressed with the 5150 Exogrid with Ph.D.

“The 5150 Exogrid has reached a new level in the bat industry, with players using this bat with more con...
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6/3/2010
Ozzie Smith, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson—These are some of baseball's greatest defensive players. And great defensive players get honored with the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Since its creation in 1957, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award has been the benchmark by which all defense is measured. Today, the award remains the highest symbol of defensive excellence and ultimately determines who is “the Finest in the Field.”

In its first year, nine professional players received the a...
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6/4/2010
It's no secret that practice makes perfect. It's also no secret that doing fielding drills can improve your defense immensely.

These short hop/short catch drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary and focus on your hands.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to ...
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6/8/2010
Rawlings Gear is your retailer for Rawlings left handed gloves.

With more than 90 models in stock, RawlingsGear.com carries the left handed gloves you won't find in stores. Our site is the only place you'll find images of the gloves when you search.

Rawlings has introduced 16 left handed gloves for the 2011 season:
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6/7/2010
Sometimes the important skill in base running isn’t running. Sometimes it’s the slide that means you’re safe.

Improper sliding, however, can result in injury to the young ball player. It is very important to teach proper sliding fundamentals because serious knee, ankle or hand injury can occur.

The most popular slide, and probably the safest, is the bent leg or figure 4 slide.

Here are some tips for sliding:

The key element to the bent leg slide is tha...
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6/9/2010
Fielding short hops is part of every infielder's job, and it's not easy.

These drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to field 150 balls in 10 minutes. Perform these drills five or six times a week to greatly improve you...
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