Baseball is an old sport, with lots of history and tradition. Ever since baseball players have been putting gloves on their hands, those gloves have been made with cowhide leather.
Well, that’s about to change.
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Why yak hide? Yak hide is three times stronger than cowhide. That allows the glove designers to construct a baseball glove with the same toughness and feel as cowhide leather, but using far less material.
And unlike other “soft touch” gloves, Wilson’s yak gloves are extremely durable and will hold up to anything hit its way.
The Pro Soft pitcher’s glove was designed with help from Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, and the infielder’s glove was designed by Mets third baseman David Wright. The outfielder’s glove is the yak version of Wilson’s popular KP92, which features a T-web and a large deep pocket. For middle infielders, the legendary 1786 design has a shallow pocket for quick relay throws.
The Exclusive series comes in a variety of styles, including a catcher’s mitt.
You can get a yak glove and try it out for yourself for $149.99 at Baseball Express.