Left-handed Catcher’s Mitt Shows Importance of Conservation
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“The Cooling mitt is one of only four in the permanent collection, which contains over 600 gloves. In the early days, many left-handed catchers used right-handed mitts, which made it awkward to catch and maneuver behind the plate,” said National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Director of Collections Sue MacKay. “We can learn the history of baseball through the examination and research of the evolution of equipment by studying the innovations that stood the test of time.”
Alex Coffey is the communications specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame