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Baseball Equipment

Baseball equipment encompasses all the elements used in playing the game. Balls, bats, gloves, pitcher’s mound, are all baseball equipment. For serious players, the quality of equipment is important. So this means, you’ll have to splurge a little more and get some top of the line stuff. Then ensure that you take good care of all your equipment for it is not an easy task to replace them. Safety gear also forms part of this. This includes face mask, helmets, chest protectors, shin guards and a cup.

For a team, one major investment should be buying appropriate screens for the pitcher, first and second base and a heavy-duty portable hitting net for batting practice. You need to make good decisions on the bats and gloves you will use. Always remember that it is not the size of the bat that matters but the grip. You should feel comfortable hitting with your bat. As for gloves, choose them according to the position in which you play.

The MLB has some specific rules regarding the kind of equipment used in games. For instance, the ball has to be formed of yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or something similar and covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide. The ball should not weigh less than five ounces and no more than 5.25 ounces with a circumference between 9 and 9.25 inches. Similar requirements are described for the bat, catcher’s mitt, first baseman’s glove, fielders’ gloves, pitcher’s glove, helmets, pitcher’s plate and also uniforms worn by the teams.

For training purposes there is a whole range of different baseball equipment available to suit all budgets and needs. Pitching machine, batting cages, hitting tees, instructional videos and software are just a few samples of what is available in this lucrative market.


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