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Bat & Glove Advice

How to select a Baseball Bat
Whether you are a beginner just starting out or playing at the highest level, buying your bat is a personal choice.
We are here to help you make the right choice.

With today's technology, bats can now enhance performance and can be tailored to your strengths. We can also help you select the bat that fits your body size, skills level, height, weight and hitting strength.

Bigger, stronger players usually prefer a heavier bat as this provides the player with more heft and swing power.

Smaller players with less strength should use a lighter bat as this allows a quicker swing

Use this chart to help determine which is the right Bat for you
Weight/Height Chart

HOW TO SELECT A BASEBALL GLOVE
Baseball and Softball gloves are the same as our hands - different shapes and sizes. The gloves are manufactured to fit both the position you play and the skills that you have.

Keep this information in mind when you are deciding which model and size you wish to purchase. You can e-mail our experts to help you make the right choice - sales@thebaseballshop.co.uk or tel: 0800 4582442

ANATOMY OF A GLOVE
Baseball & Softball gloves

Pocket Size - the size of the pocket depends on the position you play, shallow pockets allow middle infielders to feel the ball when caught in the glove, allowing quicker transfer of the ball from the glove to the throwing hand. Larger or deeper pockets help outfielders catch the ball when on the move. Softball players usually require a bigger glove and a deeper pocket due to the larger ball.

Webbing - there are many different styles of webbing available to help you better field your position.
A closed web can help the hide the ball from the batter, it can also provide better support for outfielders and third baseman. An open web allows the ball to be released from the hand quicker, when thrown, ideal for
middle infielders.
Quite often though the webbing style is often down to the players personal preference.