How Design Changes Saved American Made Gloves

In 2002 at the age 78, Rollie Latina, a.k.a: Glove Doctor, the glove designer for Rawlings Sporting Goods Company in St. Louis, MO passed away. Within a few short years, Rawlings would terminate their mass production Made in the USA glove operation, which they began in 1887. Rollie took over for his father Harry the original Glove Doctor at Rawlings and together they designed and innovated much of the classic features in gloves today, such as The Playmaker, the Fastback and the Basket Web to name a few. Their combined contributions to Rawlings spanned nearly eighty years. Their legendary “Mark of the Pro” gloves were used and treasured by countless ballplayers. Beginning with their Bill Doa

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