Gloves & Mitts

Baseball or softball gloves are essential to a ballplayer’s needs. Baseball/Softball gloves (also called mitts) vary in terms of style, size, and position. For instance, infield gloves are shorter so that infield players can quickly transfer balls to their throwing hand. Outfield gloves are longer so that outfielders can easily catch fly balls, while catcher’s mitts are heavily padded to cushion against fast pitches. A first baseman’s mitt is a lot like an outfield glove in terms of structure but has a larger web to help scoop up low-thrown balls.

We’ve reviewed gloves from brands like Rawlings, Nokona, Under Armour, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, Franklin, Easton, Marucci, Mizuno, and more, including tips & tricks on how to care for your glove. Read on!

How to Break In Your Baseball Glove

-
How to Break In Your Baseball Glove

Congratulations! You just bought a brand new glove. What next? What’s the best way to get your glove game ready? In this guide, we cover the best and most effective methods to break in your baseball glove. Breaking in your baseball or softball glove can be difficult, especially if it’s brand new, and everyone seems […]

How to Clean Batting Gloves

-
How to Clean Batting Gloves

Batting gloves provide better grip, provide protection from bat vibration, blisters and help to keep the hands warm. Most batting gloves on sale today are made from a combination of leather palm and synthetic materials. Over time, dirt and sweat accumulate on your batting gloves with use and you will eventually need to clean them […]

How to Measure your Hand for a Batting Glove

-

Knowing the right size of batting glove beforehand will give you a quicker, stress free shopping experience. Below are steps to quickly determine the right size of batting glove for you. Step 1 Open your dominant hand out flat, palm side up. Make sure your fingers are straight and firmly together. Step 2 For the actual measurement, […]

Best Baseball Glove Reviews for 2021: The Definitive Buyer’s Guide

-

Finding the best baseball glove can get difficult. At the Bat Nerd, we have tested gloves in every size, every position, fastpitch softball gloves, slowpitch softball gloves, youth baseball gloves… All of them! With all the choices out on the market today, finding the “best” one may be impossible. Some seem quite similar, and with […]