• Glove Guru

What Are The Parts of A Baseball Glove?

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Baseball gloves are generally made of five key components.

  1. The Web: this is the portion between the thumb and the rest of the fingers. This can come in lots of varieties depending on the player's aesthetic or need based on what position they are playing.

  2. The Palm: just like the palm of your hand, the palm of a glove is usually well padded to help prevent stinging from fast traveling balls hitting your hand.

  3. The Heel: this is the lowest part of the glove closest to your wrist. This area is usually well reinforced with lacing that keeps the glove structural but also should have sufficient padding for when the ball bounces directly in front of you.

  4. Lacing: this is the stitching that is used to keep the glove's material together. Gloves are produced just like clothing in that pieces of materials are stitched together to form their shape.

  5. The Hinge: this part of the glove is typically defined by stitching below your pinky finger, which helps the player close the glove more easily.