Glove Care

Caring for Your Baseball Glove: A Guide to Longevity and Performance
 
At 27 Baseball, we understand the importance of preserving the quality and performance of your baseball glove. Follow these simple steps to ensure your glove stays in top condition and accompanies you through countless memorable plays on the field:
 

Break-In Process:​

  • At 27 Baseball, we have a one-of-a-kind machine built to break in your glove in hours.  Do not fall for the gimicks that tell you to bake your glove, use shaving cream, or the worst one of all steam your glove.  All of those do more harm to your glove and its longevity.  
  • Bring your glove to us, and we will have it game ready in hours.

 

Regular cleaning:

 

  • Wipe off dirt and excess debris with a soft cloth or sponge after each use.
  • For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap and water solution to gently clean the surface of the glove.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the leather.

 

Storage Tips:

  •  Store your glove in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent mold and mildew.
  •  Use a glove mallet or ball to maintain the pocket shape.
  •  Avoid leaving your glove in direct sunlight or extreme heat, as this can cause the leather to dry out and crack.

 

Conditioning Routine:

  •   - Apply a thin layer of leather conditioner or oil to the glove once or twice a season.
  •   - Focus on areas prone to dryness, such as the laces and palm.
  •   - Allow the conditioner to be absorbed for at least 24 hours before using the glove again.

 

Lacing Maintenance:

  •  Check the laces regularly for signs of wear or damage.
  •  Replace any worn or broken laces promptly to maintain the structural integrity of the glove.
 

Weather Considerations:

  •  In wet conditions, pat the glove dry with a towel and allow it to air dry naturally.
  •  Avoid using artificial heat sources, as they can cause the leather to become brittle.
 
By following these care and maintenance tips, you'll not only extend the life of your baseball glove but also enhance its performance over time. For personalized advice or to explore our selection of glove care products, visit 27baseball.com – your partner in keeping your gear game-ready.