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No a pitcher isn't supposed to use a 1st baseman's glove.

however if you are talking about in a local league some umpires will not call you. i do by the way have had expierence where i had to change gloves during the game because i was called.

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It is perfectly within the rules to use a first basemans mitt anywhere on the field. However, there is no advantage in using a first basemans mitt for third other than simply for catching. A third baseman must field more balls batted hard to him than a first baseman. This requires a glove that can not only catch the ball, but be flexible enough to scoop balls from the ground, shallow enough to shovel the occasional ball to second or short, and shallow enough to easily transfer a ball from glove to throwing hand for a throw to first, second or home. None of these traits are inherent in the first basemans glove.

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It is not a good idea considering that a first basemans glove is designed for catching line drives thrown from other players in the infield. A good outfielders glove choice is a 13 and 1/2 inch glove

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Brandon Inge on the Detroit Tigers uses a small first basemans glove. Im in high school ball. I can play the infield. And when i play third base i use my mizuno first basemans glove. It helps me from jamming the finger when a hard liner comes straight at you. so i help this helps

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In non-professional leagues, a catcher can technically use any kind of glove to catch. However, a catcher's mitt provides the most padding and is the best glove suited for catching.

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A fielder can use his palm if he wants.

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No.

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