Ready Behind the Plate: Catcher’s Mitts
Lock down your game behind the plate. A performance-crafted catcher’s mitt is the difference-maker your season needs.
Settle in behind the plate with gloves for youth and adult catchers, as well as right and left-handers. Get the supple feel and rugged design you’re looking for. Discover premium leather gloves for enhanced feel and durability, and Pro Series leather that delivers up elite-player quality and craftsmanship.
Shop catcher’s gloves from top brands, including Mizuno®, Rawlings®, Louisville Slugger® and Wilson®. The collection at DICK’S Sporting Goods includes catcher’s mitts optimized for baseball, fastpitch and slow pitch softball.
Your catcher’s glove is a fingerless mitt with plush padding to reduce the sting of a pitcher's throw. A stiff construction and thick leather minimize hand pain, catch after catch. A claw-like shape helps players easily close the mitt.
Softball catcher’s gloves are sewn with a slightly different construction, including a deeper pocket and thinner side walls, a design that accommodates a larger ball.
Keep in mind: Catcher’s mitts are measured differently than other baseball gloves: They’re measured around the circumference area of the glove to determine the catching area of the glove. Baseball sizes range from 30.5 to 34.5, typically.
Every player knows it’s the details that matter. Your glove should deliver a snug fit—do not choose a catcher’s mitt that’s too large for your hand, as that could hinder performance. Think about materials when selecting your catcher’s mitt:
Leather is the material of choice for most baseball gloves, providing comfort, control and feel. The better quality the leather, the better the glove will perform.
Treated Leather is softened with chemicals for a quicker break-in period and increased durability. Keep in mind, catcher’s mitts tend to take longer to break-in, as they are built for a stiffer fit. Treated leather also reduces the care needed for the glove, and helps the glove keep its shape.