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because the catcher is having a Baseball thrown over and over and over into his mitt at around 85 mph, and there has to be a lot of padding to cushion that blow. or else it will break his hand. fast.

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catchers and first baseman mitts are called that because they have no defined fingers resembling a mitten.

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Q: Why does a baseball catcher's mitt have more padding than a conventional glove?
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