In 2011, Martin Maldonado started his professional career using the CM3000XSBK, our 32" mitt. No room for error with this small and precise mitt. Soon, Maldonado ("Maldy") switched to our most popular 33.5" size. He and several other All-Star Focus Team players asked for a little more room to receive the ball with confidence because pitchers are throwing faster and with more movement. In the 2017 season, Maldy used a custom 34" mitt and won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®. That year Martin sharpied 100% on the back of his web to remind him to give 100% of the pitches 100% of his attention and focus. Now you can own the same mitt that made him the top catcher in the game with this special edition release of our solid black CM3000 Pro-Elite® mitt in the same 34" size Maldy uses. #goldmentality
The CM3000MBK 34" is only available in right hand throw
Why would we introduce a mitt that is only ½” larger than our most popular size? Well, in the words of Martin Maldonado and several other All-Star Focus Team players who choose our 33.5” mitt: Pitchers are throwing faster and with more movement, and they need just a little more room to receive the ball with confidence. Jumping to our large 35” mitt is just too big of a jump in size.
Exact replica of the 34" solid black Pro-Elite mitt that helped Martin Maldonado win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®
Stiffer black leather in the pocket and on the back of the mitt helps this mitt maintain a stiffer feel than our black and tan model
Black leather pocket still has the same distinct POP that Pro-Elite mitts and gloves are known for and pitchers love
Embroidered 100% on the back of the web to remind you of Martin Maldonado's #goldmentailty: Give 100% of the pitches 100% of your attention and focus
Adjustable hook and loop tab on the back of the hand for a personalized fit