Friday, March 19, 2010
Today’s Baseball Gloves
Baseball players use gloves that are made out of leather. Most of the leather comes from cow hide. Some gloves are made from buffalo skin, kangaroo skin, or pig skin. There are many different manufacturers of baseball gloves. Rawlings, Wilson, Easton, Louisville Slugger, Mizuno, and Nike are a few different manufacturers today. Different baseball gloves are needed for different baseball positions. Outfielders use a larger glove because they have to make a lot of catches. The second basemen, third basemen, and shortstop use small gloves because they have to get the ball out of their glove quickly. First basemen use a larger glove to catch the ball with ease. Pitchers usually wear a glove that is comfortable to the individual. Catchers wear a glove that has extra padding because they will be catching every pitch of the game. Some pitches can reach a speed of 100 miles per hour. Today’s baseball gloves are designed to help baseball players at certain positions.