How to Size a Catcher's Mitt


Pro baseball players lovingly call a catcher's equipment the "tools of ignorance." It's a thankless job, taking a beating from foul tips, long back-swings and cleat-first slides. The mitt is your first line of defense. Make sure it fits.

Circumference Measured in Inches

  • Catcher's mitts contain stiff, thick padding with closed, tight webs, designed to take a violent pounding from high velocity pitches. Catchers like snug fits for ball control, framing pitches and quick throw-hand transfers to gun down base runners. The tough padding takes weeks to break in, so it's a good idea to buy the mitt a month or two before you need it. Sizes are listed in inches -- a measurement of the circumference of the open mitt -- and can usually be found stamped onto the glove. Kids can start with a 29.5- to 30-inch glove, while adult mitts usually measure between 32 and 34.5 inches. Each company cuts a different glove, so you won't know if it fits properly without trying it on.

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