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  1. Todd Matthews
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

    This is definitely something that would’ve come in handy back when I played. I noticed that you mention different glove sizes for the nine positions, but what is the actual purpose of say, the second basemen and center fielder having smaller gloves as opposed to the pitcher and positions with larger gloves?

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    • Sports Send
      March 20, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

      Hi, Todd Matthews and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Like you mention the players use different sizes of gloves. The players in the positions you name use the smallest ones, but the reason is that it helps them to be quicker to get the ball out of the gloves.

      And that is very important because then they maximize the benefit of double plays. The double play is explained very well in this article here, but the basic idea is to refer to as the turning two. It is described very well in this article.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Ayodeji
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:01 pm

    This is a great tip keeping in mind that there are a number of different glove types, including differences in thrower, pockets, color, webbing, etc and those can all be based on personal preference or position. I really learnt more from this post. Keep up the good work. My question is that, What is a normal hand size for baseball gloves, I mean the average and most common size that is widely used? 

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 2:25 am

      Hi, Ayodeji and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear your benefit on the article.

      About average size for hands. You can say that the average hand size of men is from 8,5 to 10 inch. And for women is it 7-8 inch. It is very informational about it here.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Sammynathaniels
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

    Hi

    I’m not a baseball fan and I’m not sure of going into it as a career sooner or later. I’m just a fan. But whenever I see quality article that will be helpful to other readers, I stop to say a word or two about the article. 

    I know one of these day, I may be of a help to someone in terms of baseball glove measurement, so my question is, is there baseball gloves for people with tiny palm? 

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 5:48 pm

      Hi, Sammynathaniels and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, it is no problem to get gloves for small hands.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. francis
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    Thank you so much for this informative post.  Now I know how to choose the correct the right size for my kid’s age bracket. I have a question: Do you think Rawling brand can be a starter glove for my kid who is 11 years old?  She is just starting out to play baseball and I still do not know if she will play it on a regular basis.  She will be using it basically for center fielder.

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 2:41 am

      Hi, Francis and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear your benefit on the article.

      Yes, there is no risk at all to use the Rawlings. Rawling, and Wilson, and Mizuno which I mention in the article is all famous for outstanding quality.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  5. Denise
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

    This was an interesting read.  I understand that you advice to choose your baseball gloves size by measuring from the index finger and midsection of the glove’s heel. This is my question : what do you mean by the gloves heel?  Bear with me,  I am a complete novice. Is it just like the heel of your hand?  Also,  I will like to know if I need to worry about the Diameter of the glove’s fingers ( are those standard for all manufacturers)? 

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 2:52 am

      Hi, Denise and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear your benefit on the article.

      The heel is the lower part of the palm. So, yes, it is the lowest part of the baseball gloves too. I understood you very well about this, no worries!

      About the second question, if the manufacturers use standard sizes.

      Manufacturers have slightly altered the baseball glove size to suit player’s preference, webbing style, wrist adjustments for players tackling multiple positions and the level of padding. But more or less you can use starnand sizes.

      Good luck.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  6. Queen
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

    Wow! There is so much one doesn’t know when you are a total newbie. Was just snooping around to see what knowledge I can acquire in this field as I want my little one to go into practice soon. 

    Never even knew at some point I would have to go into tailoring ( just kidding) but then I am glad to have stumbled upon your article.

    I am better prepared now, knowing what to lookout for when getting his gloves.

    Cheers..

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

      Hi, Queen and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Good to hear about your benefits of the article.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  7. Murray
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

    A very timely read for a Granddad about watch his grandson enter into a new baseball season this year. 

    I have written down the measurement techniec you have suggested, which I will use to get the right size of glove for my seven year old grandson. 

    Which of the manufacturers that you have listed would you recommend? Is there a better brand for a seven year old? He will be playing on a school team in a month and then carry on through the summer with our town league. At this stage these boys don’t really have a prefered position so he would need a versatile glove.

    The information in your article should be mandatory for coaches and parents alike. I intend to pass this along to my grandson’s coach so he may pass this along to the parents of our team.

    Murray

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 2:36 am

      Hi, Murray and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear your benefit on the article.

      I can recommend all these three brands I mention in the article. All of its focus on much quality and it is little risk buying from them in the view of quality and design.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  8. Robert Trevor
    March 20, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

    Is there a universal baseball glove sizing.between the various manufacturers?

    How is a person who plays different positions on the field, to choose what size baseball glove to get?

    Do I have to buy several gloves if I play in different positions on the field?

    Why is there no concensus between makers on their sizing of gloves?

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    • Sports Send
      March 21, 2019 @ 6:05 pm

      Hi, Robert Trevor and thank you.

      Like in some sports you need different equipment for each position to maximize your performance. For example, if you use gloves for another position when you play in the second baseman, you slow down the game for your team, which is of course very bad when you are trying to win the game. But having said that you can buy a glove which you can use in all position. That is not a problem.

      But similar happens in many sports. For example, the length of the sticks in lacrosse is different between position. In soccer, it is vital to use different types of shoes if you play in defense rather than attack because forwards need lighter shoes with equipment to run fast when defender need their shoes to be designed to not fall in wet grass for example.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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