Baseball gloves are like snowflakes: each is unique.
Our job at JustBallGloves.com is to ensure you select the right snowflake. Here are the proper ways to measure a baseball glove and then how to size it correctly.
Do you know what size glove you use now? Every baseball mitt has the size etched in the leather on the thumb or pinky finger of the glove. Manufacturers measure their creations from the top of the index finger and move down along the glove until it reaches the center of the heel. That is how the glove's measurement is determined.
Catcher's mitts are a tad different. Their size options are usually larger. That's because they are measured by their circumference rather than top to bottom like gloves. To review:
- Baseball Glove Sizing: measure from top of the index finger to center of heel of glove.
- Catcher Mitt Sizing: measure the distance around the whole mitt.
Keep in mind that there are a number of different glove types, including differences in thrower, pockets, color, webbing, etc. Those can all be based on personal preference or position. This baseball glove sizing chart shows an estimate of the size range of the glove for specific ages by position.
Baseball Glove Sizing Chart (in Inches)
|AGE||CATCHER||FIRST BASE||SECOND BASE/
|Under 7||29.5 - 30"||11.5"||8 - 10.5"||8 - 10.5"||8 - 10.5"||9 - 10.5"|
|8 - 10||30 - 31"||11.5 - 12"||10.5 - 11.25"||10.5 - 11.5"||10.5 - 11.5"||10 - 12"|
|11 - 13||30 - 32.5"||11.5 - 12"||11 - 11.5"||11 - 11.75"||11.5 - 12"||11.75 - 12.75"|
|Over 14||32 - 34.5"||12 - 13"||11.25 - 11.5"||11.5 - 12"||11.5 - 12"||12 - 13"|
Note: Softball gloves can follow similar sizing, but there's enough difference to not rely on this chart for softball glove sizing.
These size recommendations are an average and may not pertain to every single player. But, each glove on JustBallGloves.com comes with a 100 Day Guarantee. So, if your baseball glove does not fit you perfectly, you can send it back for a full refund or exchange as long as it is 100 days from the original purchase date.
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