What Is The Fastest You Can Throw A Baseball?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Aug 9, 2018 10:23:32 AM

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?

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What Is Wilson's SuperSkin All About?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Aug 2, 2018 11:52:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Technology & Terminology, Vendors / Brands

10 Best 2018 Baseball Glove Series

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 25, 2018 4:43:03 PM

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.

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Topics: Baseball Gloves, Glove Reviews

What Is That On A Catcher's Thumb?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 19, 2018 10:04:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Catchers Mitts, Products

Who Is The Glove Guru?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 11, 2018 3:22:03 PM

Experts in the baseball and softball realm are rare. DeMarini has Hodad, Marucci has a Player Advisory Board, and Rawlings has the history. But, Wilson gloves have the Glove Guru.

Do you know about the Glove Guru? JustBallGloves.com introduces you to Wilson's long-standing master glove craftsman and what he's accomplished.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Heart of the Hide vs. Pro Preferred | What's The Difference?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jul 5, 2018 11:57:02 AM

Rawlings produces quality baseball gloves and softball gloves every season.

While their custom gloves, Gold Glove, and Gamer gloves are well-received, they're not as popular as the Heart of the Hide or Pro Preferred. But, considering the popularity of both series, there remains confusion on the differences. JustBallGloves.com explains the main differences between Heart of the Hide and Pro Preferred Rawlings gloves.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

What Gloves Do Pros Use?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jun 28, 2018 10:36:39 AM

According to WhatProsWear.com, the top glove brand worn by MLB players is Rawlings. Wilson is also popular among pros.

As most ballplayers know, your baseball glove is a cherished part of your game. The right glove makes a difference. JustBallGloves.com looks at six (6) popular players and the what gloves they use.

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Topics: MLB, Baseball Gloves

6 Best 2018 Wilson Baseball Gloves

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jun 22, 2018 10:43:51 AM

On the baseball diamond, Wilson gloves are true American icons.

Since the company started crafting baseball gloves in 1913 out of Chicago, Wilson has grown through the popular A2000 series, notable players using the gloves (ex. Clayton Kershaw), and continued innovation.

For 2018, Wilson Sporting Goods has released gloves that fit the traditional mold with their patent innovation spliced in. Based on customer and player feedback, JustBallGloves.com reviews the six (6) best 2018 Wilson baseball gloves. 

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Topics: Baseball Gloves, Vendors / Brands

How To Size A Baseball Glove

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jun 14, 2018 10:05:46 AM

Baseball gloves are like snowflakes: each is unique.

Our job at JustBallGloves.com is to ensure you select the right snowflake. Here are the proper ways to measure a baseball glove and then how to size it correctly.

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What Is The Best Wilson Baseball Glove?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Jun 7, 2018 3:28:32 PM

Used as an adjective, the word best is literally "of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality."

This is important because the BEST Wilson baseball glove is subjective. The glove that could be the most beneficial for you, might not be for another player. That all said, JustBallGloves.com collects all customer reviews and feedback, which often leads to a general consensus. So, while it's not definitive, based on player reviews, here is the best Wilson baseball glove.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands, Baseball Gloves