Outfield baseball gloves and softball gloves are the longest gloves on the field. Designed to give the outfielder maximum range, these gloves are generally 12-14 inches long, giving you the extra reach you need when snagging line drives or deep fly balls. These gloves also have large, deep pockets to prevent balls from popping out of the hand or off the heel of the glove. In the case of softball the softball gloves are bigger because softballs are bigger than baseballs. The webbing on outfield gloves are widely varied. Open web designs can provide slightly more visibility when catching fly balls, but closed, basket style webs have proven to be more durable. For softball we recommend using 12 inch and longer gloves as softball gloves.