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Learn About Baseball Gloves
Baseball gloves are another of those essential pieces of gear every ballplayer needs. Also called baseball mitts, gloves come in various sizes and styles depending on age, hand size, and position. Infield gloves are shorter to allow fielders to transfer balls quickly to their throwing hand, whereas outfield gloves are longer to create a wider net to catch fly balls with.
Catcher’s mitts have heavy padding on thumbs and palms to cushion hands against hard-thrown balls. They have an impenetrable web in between the thumb and forefinger to keep balls from getting caught. A first baseman’s mitt, like an outfielder’s, is longer to create a wide net but also has a larger web to help fielders scoop up low-thrown balls.
No matter which type of glove suits your needs, choose youth or adult baseball gloves from brands like Rawlings, Wilson, Easton, Marucci, Mizuno, Under Armour, Nokona, Louisville Slugger, All-Star, Franklin, Adidas, and Nike. Some brands make gloves specifically for pitchers, but infield gloves work just as well, especially for younger ballplayers.
What type of baseball glove is best?
This depends entirely on player position and style preference. We would suggest checking out Wilson, Rawlings, and Easton. They offer gloves across every position and are available for all levels of play.
What are the best cheap baseball gloves?
We have a good selection of clearance and close-out gloves on our site. Check out our full selection of Clearance Baseball Gloves & Mitts.
What are the gloves called in baseball?
Gloves fall under a category based on their position. These are Infield Gloves, Outfield Gloves, First Baseman Gloves, and Catcher’s Mitts & Gloves.
What gloves do MLB players use?
We offer multiple different pro replica gloves so you can use the same glove as your favorite player.
Baseball Glove Buying Guides
A catcher's equipment needs are much more personalized than any other position on the field, and this is especially true when it comes to catcher's mitts. Catcher's mitts come in a variety of styles, so it's important to make sure that you find the right one for your comfort and a style of play. Here, we’re breaking down a list of the top seven mitts to review before you buy.
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