It’s no secret that Jose Altuve has become one of the most beloved and idolized players in all of baseball. His breakout year in 2012 was just the beginning for the young star. Altuve went on to play in (5) All-Star games after his 2012 season, he won AL Most Valuable Player in 2017, and added (4) different Silver Slugger awards to his collection.
Where Altuve really stood out was on the field. When you battle as much adversity as Jose Altuve did throughout his career, you have to be scrappy and do the little things right, every time. This was accomplished through the art of defense. The people who study Altuve and his defensive play also pay close attention to the infield model he created for the 2018 and 2019 Wilson glove line.
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Since the beginning, Wilson has been making top quality baseball and softball gloves for little leaguers to professionals. The leather that they use is handcrafted by some of the best glove technicians in the industry. This is why Wilson is the glove of choice by many professionals players including Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera and Evan Longoria. Today, JustBallGloves.com will dive in all of the background, construction and the features of one of their most exclusive gloves on the market, the A2K.
At JustBallGloves.com, we pride ourselves on delivering a top-notch customer experience.
That's why, as more customers and players research baseball gloves and softball gloves online, we wanted to update our site to ensure an even better experience. On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 we officially release our new site. Here's what to expect.
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Located two hours northwest of Dallas, Texas is the headquarters of the epitome of baseball. Since 1934, Nokona gloves have been proudly made in Nocona, Texas.
Year-after-year this small town builds gloves that rival big name brands like Wilson and Rawlings in popularity. JustBallGloves.com reviews the six (6) best 2018 Nokona gloves.
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As it relates to starting a baseball career, there's nothing quite as sacred as a player's glove. Whether your child is a future Hall-of-Famer or content picking dandelions, the right youth glove can make the difference in having fun or hating the game. JustBallGloves.com has sourced our customer reviews for the five (5) best 2018 youth baseball gloves.
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In 1974, Nolan Ryan became the first MLB pitcher to be tracked by a radar during a game. His fastball topped out at 100.8 miles per hour. But, experts have pointed out that Nolan Ryan's ball was being measured before it crossed the plate. Today, ball speed is recorded once it leaves a pitcher's hand. So, technically, Nolan Ryan's fastball could have been upwards of 108 miles per hour.
Currently, Aroldis Chapman holds the record for fastest recorded pitch speed with a 105.1 mph pitch on September 24, 2010. How long will that record stand with pitchers throwing faster? JustBallGloves.com tries to tackle the question, What is the fastest you can throw a baseball?
When you think about it, baseball gloves have remained extremely similar for the past 100+ years. It’s a piece of leather, handcrafted and molded into a shape akin to that of an over-sized mitten.
Position-specific gloves have appeared, like that of a first baseman’s mitt or a catcher’s glove, but nonetheless, essentially the same leather material is utilized. Wilson, with the help of an all-time great baseball player, questioned why this was the case. They ultimately created the material we all know as SuperSkin. JustBallGloves.com dives into this SuperSkin and learn about the history, material composition, and overall benefits.
Baseball gloves are rich in history, ranging back well over a hundred years. Doug Allison (1870) of the Cincinnati Red Stockings is thought to be the first player to utilize a glove when playing because he had an injured left hand. Now how his hand got injured is still up for debate, but there’s a good chance it was because he was playing catcher… without a glove.
We won’t be ranging back into history with this article though. Instead, we will be doing quite the opposite. JustBallGloves.com takes a look at the latest and greatest in the 10 best 2018 baseball glove series.
Feel free to debate the hardest position in baseball. The truth is that they're all demanding in their own way, but catchers tend to take the most contact -- whether from opponents or their own pitcher.
Because catchers handle a lot behind the plate, they're more prone to injury than others. So, you may have noticed that a catcher tends to wear extra protection, including on their thumb. Do you know what that is on the thumb? JustBallGloves.com found out the answer.