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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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you can but it doesn't work very well. A softball is substantially bigger than a baseball

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How do catch and throw a softball?

with a baseball glove and to throw it use your bare hand


Does a softball glove need to be oiled?

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