Fastpitch First Base Gloves differ from other infield position gloves. First base softball gloves are longer, better at scooping the ball out of the sirt, and have deep pockets to trap the ball and hold on to it, as first basemen don't often need to transfer the ball quickly from the glove to hand.
First base softball gloves typically measure 12 to 13 inches long and feature wide, deep web pockets that aid players in scooping up low-thrown balls. These gloves also tend to have less padding than their baseball counterparts. Since softballs are so much larger than baseballs, softball players need to have as much space in their gloves as possible to trap the ball.
Choose from brands like Rawling, Marucci, and Easton. Unlike other fastpitch softball gloves, the first base mitt isn't a utility glove. The conjoined fingers make fastpitch first base softball gloves specialized for one position.