Ready to play softball? The right glove will help you improve your game and assist your team by helping you catch as many balls as you can. At the same time, it will elevate your confidence and protect your catching hand from discomfort. This buyer’s guide provides details on several of the gloves preferred by youth and recreational players as well as those who take their game more seriously.
It is up for debate who wore the first pair of batting gloves. In some reports, it was the New York Giants’ slugger, Bobby Thomson, who is responsible for the sport’s famous ‘Shot Heard Round The World’ to clinch the National League Pennant in 1951.
Other baseball people remember that Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams was the first, after he wore a golf glove during batting practice.
Some of the most remembered and time-honored baseball theatrics have come at the hands (and gloves) of outfielders — Willie Mays’ and “The Catch,” Kirby Puckett’s leap in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, Bo Jackson’s famous Spiderman-style grabs at the wall and so on.
With so much room to protect, these players have arguably the toughest and most active defensive positions on the diamond.
Thus, they need the best outfield gloves available to help with this expansive list of duties.
If you’re in the market for a new glove, look no further than the A2000 series. The A2000 series comes with a variety of options, but all of them are considered some of the best in the business.
Children grow fast and they seem to outgrow their sporting equipment even faster. Each spring, we perform the ritual of assessing our son or daughter’s glove, bat and other pieces of equipment, in preparation for baseball season.