Hello, I am a player who mostly plays second base, the glove that I use is 12 1/4 inches. Next year I plan on playing high school ball and I would like to be to perform at my best in the field. I have thought of buying a new glove that is 11.5 inches. I have gone to multiple sporting good stores to see if i could find a glove that I liked. So far I have never tried on a glove that has "clicked" with me. With most of the gloves I tried I found that I didn't feel comfortable with them. But the glove that I have I feel so comfortable and confident that I will be able to field a ground ball with it. Now with the glove that I have now most people would think that it is too big for infield, but I have no problem with getting the ball out of my glove and throwing it quickly. So my question is should I get a new glove that is smaller, or stick with the glove that I feel most comfortable with that is considered large for infield? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Consultant:

Why not a 10.5" glove?

 

Bob

Because a 10.5 inch glove would be too small. I don't believe I've ever seen anyone with one.

My son works for SSK and he sells this glove to ML players.

Joe Morgan and Ozzie Smith to name two infielders who have used this size

glove. A few years ago I purchased left handed 10.5 gloves for pitchers.

 

Bob

Originally Posted by Consultant:

My son works for SSK and he sells this glove to ML players.

Joe Morgan and Ozzie Smith to name two infielders who have used this size

glove. A few years ago I purchased left handed 10.5 gloves for pitchers.

 

Bob

Wow, didn't know those greats used that sized glove. But for my personal preference I would find that glove to be too small. But out of the info I provided what would you recommend to me?

If you desire to field the ball with two hands and have a smooth transfer to your throwing hand, then you can use a 11" glove with a shallow pocket.

Check our web site for the SSK ad.

Bob

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Ozzie's usual 6 finger Rawlings glove was an 11.5" pattern.  I used the same glove when I played.    Not to say that he did not HAVE a 10.5" but his game glove was an 11.5".

 

Joe Morgan, however, did use a 10.5" pattern.

I always used 11.5 even in college.  I never liked the tiny 10.5 and liked a little more leather.  Its really personal preference but you will undoubtedly find far less 10.5 than 11.25 or 11.5 for middle infielders.

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