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A Baseball outfielder glove is usually 12 1/2 to 12 3/4 inches from the tip of the index finger to the heel of the glove. A softball outfielder glove is usually 13 1/2 to 14 inches from the tip of the index finger to the heel of the glove. Since a softball is larger than a baseball, a softball glove will be larger than a baseball glove. However, this doesn't mean that you can't use a baseball glove for playing softball. It just means that you will have less margin of error when catching the softball because of the smaller pocket a baseball glove has.

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Is it illegal to use a baseball glove in softball?

no


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Does a softball glove need to be oiled?

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When was the softball glove invented?

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What size glove does a 2nd baseman use in fast pitch softball?

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What size glove do softball players use?

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Why do baseball players not use a softball?

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What is the background of the softball?

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