The 6-4-3 line from Wilson is the perfect combination of quality and affordability. At a mid-level price point, these gloves carry a great value for the excellent materials and construction. Whether it is a player, coach or parent looking to purchase a new mitt, s/he can rest-assured knowing that a glove from the 6-4-3 line will carry the familiar Wilson quality, at a lower cost.
The 1788 PF is 11.25” in length and ideal for the middle infielder that is looking for a short glove with one of the smallest pockets available. This glove features Wilson’s I-web pattern, which is a shallow, durable design – for a consistent, long-lasting feel in the pocket and quick transitions.
The shell, palm and lacing are composed of Wilson’s Double Play leather. This leather is soft and quick to break-in, but does lack in durability. It will shape to the desired pocket rather quickly, but not lack in longevity when properly taken care of. This glove also features Wilson’s Rolled Dual Welting which takes strips of Pro Stock leather and rolls them as the welting for the glove, creating a long-lasting shape with a quicker break-in period.
The 1788 PF features Wilson’s Pedroia Fit™ which includes: longer laces, a tapered hand opening, shorter & narrower finger stalls and a low-profile heel. This fit is a design based on the preferences of MLB All-Star 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia, who is a smaller guy with a smaller hand that demands an elite glove to match his level of play. Since the sizing has a smaller hand in mind, it will fit tighter than a standard, adult glove.
The backing for this glove 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.
Upon arrival, the 6-4-3 glove is nearly ready to use on the field and will require minimal work from the player before hitting the dirt.