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I play middle infield for men's leagues and coed and I've always used my HS baseball glove, 11.25" Rawlings. I've ...




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Old 07-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I play middle infield for men's leagues and coed and I've always used my HS baseball glove, 11.25" Rawlings. I've always been very comfortable with it, but as I'm getting a little older, I've been thinking about getting a little more "forgiving" of a glove if you will.

What sizes and models do you guys use for infield? I haven't even looked at gloves for nearly 2 decades, so I am pretty clueless when it comes to what is good these days.

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A lot of guys like little gloves for infield. They always claim they can't find the ball in a larger glove. They seem to forget that they have to field the damned thing first. I never use anything smaller than a 13" and it runs big. I used a 14" for years. Finding the ball has never been an issue.
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I agree 12" is the absolute smallest I would go. Right now I'm using a 12.75", but I'm breaking in a 12"
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Originally Posted by Fuzz View Post
I agree 12" is the absolute smallest I would go. Right now I'm using a 12.75", but I'm breaking in a 12"
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12.5 is the perfect size for me. And I like to wear most gloves with the entire heel of my hand exposed, so I probably have the reach of a 13" or larger glove.
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I thought that it was better to use a smaller glove as well when I started playing infield. I started with a 12" and thought it was fine until I tried something a little bigger. I now pitch with a 12.5" and feel comfortable. I wouldn't go any bigger, but that's just me. Do whatever feels comfortable to you.
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I'm using a Vinci PC2443 single post12.75" for pitching, hangs on to everything. Have used an AB74 mod-trap 13" in the past and it was great, one of the most popular quality softball gloves out is the BMB H-web 13"

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I'm back playing softball after 8-10 years off. However, I have coached Junior Varsity aged boys baseball for years. We would drill with paddles, just like the old days, with our infielders every practice. Once they were proficient with their transitions to their throwing hands glove size was kind of irrelevant. However, as most have posted I don't think you can go wrong with a 12.5" glove. I"ve had my Easton for over 15 years and it feels perfect.
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Our ball is twice the size of a baseball. 12.5" minimum if not 13" would be ideal for infield. Imo

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I have a 13.5" that is perfect for outfield but just a tad too big for me in the infield. I still use it if I have to but I would prefer a 12.5-13". Thats just me.
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