Gloves can be made from synthetic materials or leader. Synthetic gloves are less expensive, but require more breaking in.


Wrist straps and buckle fasteners can be tight-ended or loosened to create just the right, snug fit.


The area between the index finger and thumb where kids catch pop-ups and line drives.


The cushioned area that covers the palm. Shallow pockets help infielders quickly grap and throw the ball; deeper pockets help outfielders hold on to fly balls.

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