Baseball Catcher's Mitts
Baseball Catcher's Mitt
Certain positions have a special type of glove, like the catcher. This glove is much bigger and has more padding than other gloves, as these features allow a catcher to set up a better target for an incoming pitch and soften the blow. Catching 90 mph fastballs isn't easy, so catchers need as much padding as possible. This padding does make a catcher's hand less flexible for a catcher. Catchers started wearing them in the mid 19th century and other positions followed suit. These mitts can be made for both right and left-handed players and are usually made of leather.