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How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby ericchow » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:50 pm

im looking to buy a new mitt. anyone know how youre supposed to determine what size mitt to get? are there like guidelines based on how big your hand is or something?
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby pjalst » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:10 pm

They sell mitts buy position,

Catcher - no explaination needed
1st Base - looks like a thin catchers mitt, large for making scoops
infield - usually a smaller glove, smaller so you can feel the ball and reach in quick to make a throw.
Outfiels - usually a larger glove, to reach and snag flies.

it's all a matter of preference. Once you figure out what position you're playing, the rest depends on feel and comfort.
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby bigmck » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:29 pm

ericchow wrote:im looking to buy a new mitt. anyone know how youre supposed to determine what size mitt to get? are there like guidelines based on how big your hand is or something?


An outfielders glove looks like an infielders except the fingers are longer. In the infield you need to bend over and grab the ball and get it out quickly. Less glove makes it easier. In the outflied you are more concerned about catching the ball, a bigger glove makes this easier. If you are not going to be on an organized team, just go to a sporting goods store and try them on to see what feels best.
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby pjalst » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:06 am

bigmck wrote:
ericchow wrote:im looking to buy a new mitt. anyone know how youre supposed to determine what size mitt to get? are there like guidelines based on how big your hand is or something?


An outfielders glove looks like an infielders except the fingers are longer. In the infield you need to bend over and grab the ball and get it out quickly. Less glove makes it easier. In the outflied you are more concerned about catching the ball, a bigger glove makes this easier. If you are not going to be on an organized team, just go to a sporting goods store and try them on to see what feels best.



:-? sounds familiar
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby bigmck » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:13 am

pjalst wrote: :-? sounds familiar


I didn't even read your post. I'm just trying to help the guy. I am SOOOOOOO sorry if I made you feel small and that you felt you needed your last reply. GEEEEZZZZ
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby pjalst » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:58 am

Didn't make me feel small. I do see you responded to my comment :-?
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Re: How to know what size baseball mitt to buy?

Postby California Penal » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:41 am

Outfielders - 12"-13" gloves
Infielders & Pitchers 10 3/4" - 12" gloves
Adult Softball Gloves: 12" - 14"
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