This page will help complete your research across all brands of first base gloves and provide a great price for your selection. Technically, they are actually mitts, as they do not have fingers. At this point you should know what size you are looking for. If not, return to Softball Gloves so you know what size to look for. If you see the same firstbase mitt, it is to offer a little comparative shopping options. In each of the "stores" listed below, you will find a description of each mitt. Not surprisingly, the more expensive gloves are of higher quality in terms of construction and material. First base gloves can run anywhere from $50 upwards to $300+. If you are committed to playing first base, buy a more expensive glove. Look for one made of leather that will withstand the pounding over a number of seasons. The idea of the larger mitt for first base is to help "dig" the ball out of the dirt on those errand throws. At the same time, you do not want a glove that is too large for you to control, so look for one that you can control easily.
And don't forget, if you also play the field, you will also need a regular fielding glove. It is illegal to use a first base mitt at any position in the field except first base.
The first store contains first base mitts from Amazon and several online sports equipment stores. Except for the first page, the gloves are generally grouped by online store. If, after you page through all of the pages, you don't find your model, use the search at the top of the section. It will scan all of Amazon's inventory to see if it has the mitt for sale. You will find both the latest gloves and some leftovers. Leftovers are a great way to get a higher quality glove at a cheaper price. In most cases, they are no different than the current year model, so take advantage of the price break.
The second store contains a set of retail stores where you will find a cross section of first base gloves from a number of different manufacturers. If you are still deciding on which glove you want without a preference to manufacturer, this will give you a good idea of what is out there. If you see a glove you like, but not the size, click on the store name which will take you to their website. Here you can do a more thorough search to find your size. The gloves in this section are generally the latest from the various manufacturers. You should also find the same glove across several of the retailers to help you come up with best price. Please be sure that your player is committed to playing first. The first base glove, unlike a normal fielding glove, cannot be used at other positions. Fielding a ball at another position with the first base mitt will result in the batter being awarded the base.
If you are a coupon or deal shopper, you will now find the latest deals and coupons from our various partners. In addition, there is a search box that will help you locate a specific deal or coupon for what you are looking for. If a code is needed, click on the box, and it will reveal the code and take you to the store. If no code is needed, simply click on the box, and a new window will open for the store.
Shopzilla is included to do comparative shopping across a wider range of outlets. The Shopzilla section will have both a section for a sampling of the mitts available. Beneath that will be a link to Shopzilla that will return a link of all the suppliers Shopzilla has come across selling firstbase gloves.
One more thing, if you are looking specifically for a regular fielders glove, follow the link, as that search will return all softball gloves. If your daughter plays first base, plus other positions, you may want to buy both the mitt and a regular fielders glove. It is illegal to use a mitt at any other position than first. You may also want to check with the coach to see if the team may have a first base mitt if the player is just starting out. No need to invest until you are certain the player is committed to that position.