FAQs about fielding gloves
At B45, we provide high quality baseball equipment as wooden baseball
bat and batting gloves.
If you have any question, feel free to ask our staff or read our FAQ.
How do I choose the right glove size?
For starters, baseball gloves should fit snugly. Given that baseball gloves are made of leather, they will stretch over time and mould to the shape of your hand. Different positions require different sizes of gloves. For simplicity, we’ve included this information in the description of each of our gloves. When selecting a size, you’ll notice our sizes include an inch measurement. This measurement can easily be obtained. Simply measure the circumference of the palm of your catching hand and match the size of your palm to our glove sizes.
How do I maintain my baseball glove?
Two ways, regularly tighten the laces and keep the leather moisturized!
There’s no one size fits all for how often you should tighten your laces. However, if you’re playing regularly, it’s a good idea to at least look them over once weekly. When your catch doesn’t feel as secure or your grip feels loose, that’s when you need to tighten your laces.
Contrary to popular belief, the best way to maintain your glove is to use it. Regular use means your glove won’t be subjected to hardening and drying out. The oils from your hands actually condition the leather of your glove each time you use it. Additionally, it’s a good idea to oil your baseball glove once in a while, especially if you live in a dry climate. Mink oil or saddle soap are both suitable options for oiling your glove. Keeping your glove moisturized is the best way to increase the life of your glove and prevent cracking.
How do I know when it’s time to replace my baseball glove?
The simplest answer, your game will feel off. Maybe you can’t catch the ball as easily, or it pops out once you’ve caught it. Naturally, the more you use your glove, the softer the leather will become. If you’ve already tightened the laces and moisturized the leather and you still can’t hold a catch or aren’t feeling as confident in your defensive abilities, it’s a good sign that your glove is due for retirement.