One of the most notable ways that these gloves differ is in the design. Given the size difference in the balls used for baseball and softball, the pocket of the glove will vary from a baseball to a softball glove. Gloves will also vary in web design. Since baseball gloves don’t require as deep of a pocket, they’re able to offer a larger variety of web designs than softball gloves.
Another area that fastpitch and baseball gloves will differ is in the available sizing for the gloves. While they do look to be similar sizes, they are not based on the same sizing chart. The available sizing will really come into play when looking for position-specific gloves. Aside from available sizes, the gloves will also vary in the size of the opening. Since fastpitch is most commonly played by females, the openings are often smaller to create a snugger fit.
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