By Lawanda Booth. Baseball Gear. Published at Tuesday, July 03rd, 2018 - 22:10:33 PM.
What size do I need? Baseball gloves come in many different sizes made to fit different ages, positions and games (softball gloves). For adults in baseball most outfielders use 12” to 13” whereas infielders and pitchers use 10 ” to 12”. Softball players usually use 12” to 14” accommodate the larger ball. Care should be taken when choosing a glove for a youth player. Youths range from 9” to 11”. 8 year olds can often use 11” based on their size. Many teenagers may fit into 12”.
What type web and back? Baseball gloves come with different types of webs and backs. The open web is preferred more by outfielders. The closed web is preferred more by infielders and pitchers. When it comes to the back of the glove, open back or closed back, it varies from player to player. Each individual has their own preference.
What Position will you be playing? Baseball Gloves come in various shapes and sizes based on the position they will be used for. An outfielder for example would choose a larger glove than those who play infield or pitcher. A first basemen has a specially designed glove that is longer with extra padding for easier catching and fielding. Catchers mitts are unique with heavy padding and only used by catchers. If you are someone that plays in many different positions then a utility glove (medium size) may be your best bet.
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