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Can a catcher use a 1st baseman's glove?

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Answered 2012-07-20 16:07:10

No, a catcher must wear a catchers mitt for extra padding and the width of the glove make it easier to catch a ball that's flying at a slow 60 mph to a quick 98 mph

The catcher may wear any legal glove allowed to any player, though only he may wear the catcher's mitt. Many catchers switch to a first baseman's glove to catch a knuckle ball pitcher for example.

As stated above though, the extra padding helps for high velocity pitchers.

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