Whether you need baseball or softball gloves, mitts or batting gloves, finding the glove to fit your game is the most important part. Baseball and softball gloves and mitts vary in size and also have a variety of features that are tailored to the position you play. The catcher position plays with a heavily-padded, fingerless mitt and is reinforced to withstand the repeated abuse of a pitch. A basic difference between softball and baseball gloves is softball gloves are generally larger overall and have a larger pocket for catching the larger-sized balls. Gloves, mitts and batting gloves are made of three main materials: leather, treated leather and synthetic materials. The material you choose depends on how much you play the game, but a rule of thumb is that the better the leather is, the better the glove will be. Check out all your options with brands like Rawlings, MacGregor and Easton.