NCAA 1-13 Gloves or Mitts
Gloves or Mitts
SECTION 13. a. The catcher may wear a glove or mitt of any dimension.
b. The first baseman’s glove or mitt must not be more than 13 inches long or 8 inches wide. The webbing shall not be constructed so as to form a net type of trap. The length measurement of any glove/mitt shall be from the bottom edge or heel straight up across the palm. The width measurement for the first baseman’s mitt shall be from the center of the base section between the thumb and the first finger to the outside edge of the little finger. The crotch area for the first baseman’s mitt shall not exceed 5 inches in length, 4½ inches in width at the top and 3½ inches at the base.
c. Every player except the catcher and first baseman is restricted to the use of a fielder’s glove not more than 13 inches long nor more than 8 inches wide. For the fielder’s glove, the measurement shall be from the base of the inside seam of the first finger to the outside edge of the little finger. These measurements shall not exceed 5¾ inches in width at the top and 3½ inches at the base.
PENALTIES for a., b., and c.—
(1) A violator shall be given reasonable time to correct the situation. If it is not done, the violator shall be ejected from the game.
(2) If a play is made with illegal equipment, the offensive team has the choice of taking the play or having the play voided with the pitch being made again (see 8-6-b).
d. The pitcher’s glove may not be white or gray, exclusive of piping nor, in the judgment of the umpire, be distracting in any way.
PENALTY for d.— A violator shall be given reasonable time to correct the situation. If it is not done, the violator shall be ejected from the game.