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How do metal cleats differ from rubber cleats for baseball players?

Metal cleats do provide slightly better traction on dirt and grass compared to rubber cleats. Some baseball leagues do not allow metal cleats, however, for safety reasons. Check to see if your league allows metal cleats before purchasing them. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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