Find out what you need to play baseball. Opt for quality equipment to play in good conditions.

Baseball

Find out what you need to play baseball. Opt for quality equipment to play in good conditions.

Our selection of Baseball

Our selection of Baseball

GladiatorFit » Sports » Team Sports » Baseball

Showing all 8 results

Shoes, bat, gloves, helmet...every piece of baseball equipment plays an essential role in the smooth running of the game. It ensures the safety and enjoyment of players.

How does baseball work?

Baseball is a sport played between two teams of nine players each. The fundamental principle of baseball is to score runs by hitting a ball thrown by a pitcher and making it travel across the field, then running the bases in a precise order.

Each round consists of two phases:

  • The attack phase: If the batter manages to hit the ball, he can run between the four bases of the pitch. If he manages to hit all the bases in order, he scores a point.
  • The defense phase: players from the defending team try to eliminate players from the attacking team. To do this, there are :
  • Strike out: the batter is out if he fails to hit three balls thrown by the pitcher.
  • The foul: the batter is out if he hits the ball in the air and it is caught by a player of the defending team before it hits the ground.

What is the basic baseball equipment?

The basic baseball equipment is as follows:

  • Baseball bat: The baseball bat is used by the batter to hit the ball thrown by the pitcher. It measures between 2.6 and 3.4 metres in length. It comes in different models depending on the material. Wooden bats offer better feel and more precise control. Aluminum bats are lighter and more durable.
  • Baseball: Generally made of leather, it measures between 7.2 and 7.4 centimetres in diameter. Smaller models are designed for younger players. Larger, heavier models are reserved for adults.
  • Baseball glove: The baseball glove is used by the catcher to catch the ball thrown by the pitcher. The glove is made of leather or synthetic material. It measures between 30 and 40 centimetres in length.
  • Batter's helmet: As the name suggests, this is reserved for the batter, to protect his head from the high-speed baseball. It is generally made of plastic or carbon fiber.

Read more: The importance of proprioception for health and sports performance