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How do I choose the right size baseball or softball glove?

The size of glove depends upon the position you play. If you are a first baseman or a catcher, you should begin using a specialty glove (mitt) as soon as possible. If you are an outfielder, a larger glove is better. In the infield, besides the two positions already mentioned, players will benefit from a smaller glove to allow for quicker transfer when attempting to throw a runner out. It is very important to make sure your hand fits comfortably but snugly in the glove and that you break the glove in properly. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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