It was May 4th when Jameson Taillon, a right-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was unofficially diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had his surgery a few days later and expunged the tumor from his body, and just five weeks later he was taking the mound against the Colorado Rockies in front of an especially high-spirited crowd.
The young hurler pitched five scoreless innings against the potent Rocky Mountain offense on June 12th, his first official MLB start after returning from treatment. A few months after making that brilliant start, Taillon has teamed up with Wilson to help others affected by cancer.
This aforementioned project is the Wilson Glove of the Month November, an exact replica of Jameson Taillon’s Wilson A2K D33. It has three redeeming qualities: an excellent Vintage Tan colorway, a great pitcher’s pattern, and a great supporting cause.
This Vintage Tan colorway helps you look good on the mound, while the 11.75” pattern with a Modified Trapeze Loop web hides your grip and helps you field anything that comes your way.
However, the best aspect of this mitt is that the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh-Cancer Care receives a portion of the proceeds from this glove. This not only makes you look good and play well on the bump, but also support a worthy cause.
Check out other Glove of the Month models here.