Founded in 1887, Rawlings is a manufacturer of sporting goods, specialized in Horween leather baseball gloves. The baseball glove as an object dates back to the 1870s, but were supposedly simple leather gloves with the fingertips cut off. Albert Spalding, a first baseman, influenced more players into using gloves and later founded the company Spalding, which still manufactures baseball gloves today.
However, in 1920 pitcher Bill Doak invented a glove with a web placed between the thumb and the fingers, thus creating a pocket. This design soon became the standard for baseball gloves. Doak sold his design to Rawlings, enabling them to become the preferred glove manufacturer of professional players.
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