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First basemen's mitt


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7 minutes ago, jsnpritchett said:

interesting...

"Over the years the first baseman’s mitt has taken shape in a functional way. The curved edge on the long side of the mitt helps with scooping not by its shape, but by providing a more uniform unit. A glove’s fingers shift individually which can make for instability when taking throws at awkward angles. Vinci adds, “Especially on backhand catches and scoops. Having the mitt move as one piece makes it easier to gain control of the ball.” The pocket on a first baseman’s mitt forms a V-shape designed to funnel the ball into the webbing. Construction of the webbing often consists of solid strips spanning the length and breadth of the gap between the index finger and thumb. One vertical strip is a single post and two a double post."

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