A Baseball Gloves is the ultimate defensive weapon of a Baseball Player and once a player and a glove have bonded….don’t get between them. A mild mannered guy turns into a junk yard dog and you’re between him and his food dish.

This may be a bit of an overstatement, but I remember my first baseball glove and I’d bet the majority of Major League Players remember their first one.

In my day there were only a few glove manufacturers. Spaulding, the first glove maker, Rawlings and Wilson. Knowing those were ancient times I thought I’d do a review of current day manufacturers and pass along any insight or information I picked up.

I was shocked when I saw how many Baseball manufacturers there are today. I knew there’d be more, but….. Unfortunately I can Not review each glove as I would like to.

I might draw special attention to Katz Gloves, who I found to be fascinating in concept. This firm does not make gloves, but rather specializes in refurbishing Baseball Gloves.

Akadema – $40 – $100 – Hamilton, NJ – Asia
Easton – $30 – $200 – Van Nuys, CA – Asia
Wilson – $15 – $200 – Chicago, IL – Asia
Louieville Slugger/TPX – $40 – $150 – Louieville, KY – Asia
Rawlings – $40 – $400 – St. Louis – USA
Nike – $60 – $100 – Beaverton, OR – Asia
Mizuno – $20 – $250 – Japan – Asia
Nocona $125+ – Nocona, TX – USA
Glovesmith – $20 – $230 – St. Louis, MO – USA
SSK – $50 – $100 – California – Asia
DeMarni – $40 – $50 – Hillsboro, OR – Asia
Yennaco Custom Gloves – $100 – $500 – NH – Mexico
Kazuma – $50 -$200 – California – Asia
Kelley – $50 – $500 – Fort Worth Tx – Asia
Pastime Custom Creations – $150 – $550 – Bronx N.Y. USA
Salinas Gloves – $50 – $200 – Corpus Christi – USA
Barraza Pro – $150 – $300 – Buena Park, – Mexico
Guerrero Gloves – $125+ – Lansing MI. – Mexico
Worth – $50 – $175 – Tullahoma, TN – USA
NV Custom Gloves – $160 + – California – Mexico
Brady Custom Gloves – $200+ – Park City, UT – USA
Vinci Pro – $75 – $300 – Richmond, VA- USA
Katz Gloves – Meriden, CT Specializing in Refurbishing USA
Catchers Mitts LLP – $150+ – White Bear Lake- USA
SAF Gloves $100 – $130 – West Covina, CA Mexico

As you can see the list is rather extensive, but if you’re not in a hurry, investigating the various baseball glove companies may prove to be rather interesting.



Source by Jim Bain