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Discussion: Question on Gloves

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Sept. 7, 2013
Fred S
Men's 85
266 posts
Question on Gloves
I noticed on the Home page the Ad for the Worth 15" glove. Isn't that illegal? The rule is confusing but the way I read it, also in ASA, the legal limit is 14". Not that any ump measures the gloves before a game.
Sept. 7, 2013
Men's 65
4549 posts
I agree. Given that there are a dozen measurements shown, if one is out of line does that negate its use or is it a number of over sized measurements.
However given they sell it I don't think they would want to be accused of suppling illegal equipment.... right...

Got a flexible measuring tape.... carry it in bag
Sept. 7, 2013
Men's 65
2229 posts
Section 3.6 in the SSUSA rulebook specifies glove size. "... 1st finger top to bottom edge 14 inches (35.6 cm), 2nd finger top to bottom edge 13.25 inches (33.7 cm)..." Seems a 15 inch glove might be a little large. A lot of years ago Wilson came out with the Force series, 1,2,3,4,and 5. The Force 5 was a 15 inch glove, and it was so big I could not control it with my potato farmer hands (wife's terminology). Having said that, I have never seen anyone protest glove size on the field.
Sept. 7, 2013
Men's 70
473 posts
Webbie25, I have small hands. I have found I can effectively use a larger glove If it has 2 velcro cinches which tighten around the wrist. These cinches keep the glove on my hand and steady so I just have to control opening and closing. It is a 14 inch Louisville model. I use a smaller less flexible glove for practice which requires more concentration.
Sept. 7, 2013
Men's 65
4549 posts
About 10 + years ago in Vegas I had a 15 inch Nakona glove and was asked about it... They were new back then I believe. Any was I used it they whole event.
Made a big mistake trading it for a bat about a year later.
Sept. 8, 2013
222 posts
I used a Wilson 5x 15 inch until it wore out.The Worth I bought from the truck says 1.25 ft.I love it. I bought 3 more.Made in China laces do not go all the way through the fingers. tears very quickly . Corky has a new Worth 15. Black and Gray. Very good looking glove.
Sept. 9, 2013
Men's 55
451 posts
If I'm not mistaken the Worth BFG (black with white laces) is a 15" glove as is the "Field General"....Nobody at any of the tourneys I've played in has ever been challenged by the TD's....thought maybe they were leagalized???
Sept. 11, 2013
Fred S
Men's 85
266 posts
Further investigation of Utrip rules it looks like it is legal in Utrip. As far as I can see they restrict the measurement between the thumb and the first finger.
Sept. 12, 2013
Michigan Vet
Men's 65
252 posts
Just got a new Easton Salvo SVS15 (15") at Play it Again Sports. It was regular $55 but was 40% off, couldn't pass it up. It is black with an H web, leather pocket but mesh on back side, very light. Feels great, I do not think it will take long to break in. Will update after break in.
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