Page Content Begins Here
We are temporarily out of stock.
Skip to end of details carousel links


  • Free Shipping!

  • 30.00 +/- Inch Pattern

  • Closed Web

  • Open Back

  • Constructed with Buffalo and Stampede Leathers

  • Game-Ready Feel

  • Made in the USA - Since 1934 (Nocona, TX)

  • One (1) Year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Weight: Approx. 650 g


Introducing Nokona's Alpha Series! Constructed from top-of-the-line leathers, Stampede and Buffalo for ideal structure, weight, and very easy beak-in. The combination of these two proprietary Nokona leathers makes these gloves ready for play right off the shelf without any need for steaming. Nokona has built a reputation for providing the highest quality gloves made with top grade leathers, that are made right here in the U.S.A. For over 75 years, Nokona has been making their product in Nocona, Texas where the people have dedicated their lives to providing the highest quality ball glove for players that demand excellence. This is their legacy. Since 1934, Nokona has been producing ball gloves for America's pastime right here in the United States. Nokona: America's Pastime. American Made. The Nokona Alpha Series is backed by a full 100-day money back guarantee, even if you've played with it! Free Shipping!


Average Ratings Based on 3 Customer Reviews

5.0 Stars:Overall Rating
Search Existing Reviews
5 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: Great glove, I got this for my 10u son and he loves it. He's had it for about 3 weeks and it's almost completely broken in.

Cons: None

Was this review helpful?
5 Stars: Overall Rating



Was this review helpful?
5 Stars: Overall Rating
Great Mitt!!! Cecil S. parent

Pros: The boy loves it!! Sometimes my arm, not so much.

Cons: Now the other boy wants one and he doesn't want to wait for the hand me down.

Was this review helpful?

Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Nokona Alpha 30" Youth Catcher's Mitt: S-120C? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What is the ideal age for this mitt? Jrob
The Nokona Alpha Select (S-120) is a youth catcher's mitt and is best suited for players 12 and under.
John H
Could I still breakin with steam And mallet? dean
We do not recommend the Nokona Alpha Select Series (S-120 Catcher's Mitt) or any glove with steam. We recommend using the glove oil or conditioner, a mallet or a ball.
Our son currently uses an Alpha Select glove 11.5 inch and now has began catching. Is the S-120 the right size for an 8 year old? Joe
The Nokona Alpha Select Series (S-120) would be a great size for a player of that age.

About the Brand

Joe Phillips writes about his visit to Nokona. It was like sitting in at the plantation party in Gone with the Wind or maybe gazing from the grandstand at the “Field of Dreams” while the Black Sox players tried to work out their idled muscle kinks. And, I was gently reminded by the lines in that movie while I dug into a delicious plate of North Texas barbecue: “threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what once was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins. . . You talk a good dream.” And here I was. . . graciously invited into this magical and charming “Field of Glove-Making Dreams” in former Comanche Indian land at Nocona, Texas. It was a warm August evening, basked in a golden harvest moon, while friends and the Nokona family paid its kindly southern regards to two of their own and two of America’s finest but relatively obscure glove makers, Bobby Storey and Elvin Ray “Ab” Lemons. You see, the pair had just completed fifty years of time-honored employment with Nocona Athletic Goods, the last of the all-American made ball glove company's. The occasion brought echoes of past successes and human contentment, but in Nocona today you still experience much the same American texture of yesterday and perhaps a glimpse into tomorrow as well.

The two stately gentlemen were being honored in a way that could have taken place in the same manner when they first reported for full-time work at Nokona, in 1952, or back even earlier, in 1933 when the company started making sports equipment. During a brief and informal presentation at the celebration, Nokona’s new sales manager called the two glove makers “Legends - because that’s what their ball gloves stood for, American know-how and pride taken in a best-made product.”

A man of few words but a marveled craftsman who could literally conjure a sows ear into a playable baseball mitt, Mr. Lemons got up and fondly recalled the several men he worked with through his half-century and of the training that had been passed along to him from his old bosses.

His counter part and just as talented, Bobby Storey, had filled in at just about every job at Nokona. Bobby, the son of the sporting goods founder, R.E. “Bob” Storey had most recently served as president and now chairman of the board of Nokona. Though past retirement age like Mr. Lemons, he’s now serving at one of his favorite roles, that of ball glove designer.

At a time for employment in this country when five years is considered a long tenure with the same company, Ab and Bobby are not even the first to complete a half-century journey with Nocona Athletics. The now deceased Jewell Brickey, hit that milestone in 1993, after joining the company during World War II. That’s the kind of devotion that employees forge into this glove-making outfit. A devoted and sustained tenure here is not rare. Last year the company advertising, displayed along with Storey and Lemons, three other employees who had garnered 40 years with Nokona, Warren Clary, Bud Meekins, and Melvin Weedin.“

I don’t have to tell you that the one constant through all the years has been baseball”, wrote W.P. Kinsella. And the most constant of ball glove makers has been Nokona, and the men and women there who keep alive the tradition of American craftsmanship of ball glove making. The spirit of glove-making is still alive and well in Nocona, Texas.

Glove Properties

Nokona Alpha 30" Youth Catcher's Mitt: S-120C
Glove Type Baseball Youth
Position Catcher
Size 30.00
Sub Type Catchers
Vendor Nokona
Web Type Fully Closed Basket
End of details carousel links

Show Comparison
4.9 Star Rating, Google Customer Reviews