Beside a bat and a ball, fastpitch softball gloves are another essential piece of equipment. Softball players need to catch and hold on to the ball properly, so owning a good softball mitt is a must for a catcher. Softball gloves are larger then the gloves used in baseball because the regulation softball is larger then the baseball by 3”, but other than that they are very similar looking. But just like with any other piece of sporting gear, there are many different brands, styles and materials, webbing, break-in time, which can make the choice overwhelming. With a little research you can find the best fastpitch softball glove that fits your hand and your position.