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Gloves

• The player should be able to fit his fingers into the first 1” to 2” of the glove finger lining
• Be able to close the glove around the ball.
• Leather is the preferred glove, so be careful about synthetic material which will never break in.
   Although it feels flexible on the shelf, it won’t ever “catch” and stay closed around the ball.
• T-ball (ages 4-7) 9” to 10.75”
• Baseball (ages 7-9) 10” to 11.25”
• Baseball (ages 9-12) 11” to 11.75”
• Baseball (ages 13+ 10.75” to 13” 
• Keep it clean. Wipe it off with a damp rag if it gets dirty. Use a leather soap like Tanner
   Leather.
• Keep it dry. If it is damp from sweat after playing, do not pack it away immediately; let it air dry.
   Do not put it next to a heat source because that will make it dry or brittle.
• Keep its storage temperatures even. Keeping the glove where it gets really hot or cold ages
   the glove.
• If and when conditioning the pocket, oil only the pocket. Putting oil on the rest of the glove will
   break down the leather more quickly and make it weighty. Use a spray bottle to “mist” oil on
   the glove. Oil the entire glove only before putting the glove away for the winter.
• Treat it nicely. Don’t leave it lying around to get chewed up by a family pet or rotting in a trunk.
• Store and carry it properly. That means avoiding letting it get smashed in a folded position in
   your baseball bag. Tie criss-cross with jumbo rubber bands or lace.
• Check the laces and stitching. They can come loose or get frayed over time. Check to see if
   you need re-lacing since they stretch over time.
• Store in a cool, dry place with a ball in the pocket when not in use. 
 

Bats

In most cases, bats are measured in inches and weighed in ounces. Typically, a bigger, stronger player
will prefer a longer heavier bat, while a smaller player will prefer a shorter lighter bat. Since a player's
power is generated through bat speed, it is important that you can swing your bat through the strike
zone at maximum speed. Keep in mind that the right bat for you is based on personal preference. Make
sure the bat you pick feels good when you swing it. 





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