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Start the season on a high note with a brand new baseball glove from the stellar selection at Academy Sports. This extensive line of baseball gloves includes infield, outfield, first base gloves and catcher's mitts along with options for fast pitch and slow pitch softball in men's, women's, and kids' profiles. This stock also includes t-ball gloves for multiple positions to help give the next generation of sluggers a solid foundation in defensive play and increase their familiarity with the diamond. These high quality baseball mitts are built for season after season of play from the finest available natural and synthetic leathers. They are designed for a natural feel from the moment you slip it on your hand. Attack the ball with confidence this season with a premium baseball or softball glove from the latest selection at Academy Sports.

Preparing it for Play

Although the best gloves on the market are soft and pliable right off the shelf, even major league players know the transformative effect that a properly broken in glove can have on your defensive play. Breaking in good baseball gloves for competitive play is simple, and can be accomplished at home with just a few materials. The traditional way to break in leather baseball gloves is to apply a special glove oil or a shaving cream with lanolin liberally over the surface until it is absorbed into the skin, then placing a baseball or softball in the palm of the gloves. After securing the ball into the glove with rubber bands or leather ties, the mitt can be left to form around it in a cool, dry area for a few days. This creates a deeper pocket for catching the ball and makes the leather much more pliable and responsive, and is especially important when buying baseball gloves online. After removing the securing ties and the ball, be sure to complete the process with a few games of catch to get the glove in game shape. A proper break in makes good baseball mitts even better, and you can prepare for the new season with a brand new model from the stock at Academy.