Make the Out: Learn About First Base Gloves
Give your season an edge with a new first basemen glove from brands like Rawlings®, Wilson®, and Louisville Slugger®.
The latest first base gloves are crafted for complete playability. You’ll maximize your game with quality material and construction.
First basemen gloves crafted from premium leather offer enhanced feel and durability. Softened, oil-treated leather requires minimal break-in for a game-ready feel out of the box. Synthetic leather first basement gloves are lightweight—a great choice for novices and youth players.
First base gloves are similar to a catcher’s mitt—they’re designed to field and scoop the ball from dirt. The pocket of a first basemen’s glove is generally shallow, which allows for quicker ball transfers in the infield.
An open pocket design lets you get under your glove to catch fly balls. Look for a glove with lightweight padding beneath the palm of the glove for protection and impact absorption. Leather lacing ensures minimal break-in and maximum durability. An open back promotes better wrist mobility.
Always choose a glove that fits snugly. A glove that is too large can hinder performance. Your glove should be stiff enough to provide strength without sacrificing control or agility.
First basemen face a unique set of demands on the diamond—and they need a specialized glove to perform at their best. Many first basemen prefer to wear a mitt rather than a glove. Mitts feature longer, separate finger compartments lined with plush padding. This construction gives first basemen more protection and enables them to scoop balls from dirt.
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