Baseball Glove Shaper

Form pockets, open fingers, and smooth seams to shape baseball gloves.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Baseball Glove Shapers do?

Forms pocket, opens fingers, and smooths seams to shape baseball gloves, using heated forms, mallets, and hammers: Pulls glove over heated hand-shaped form to open and stretch finger linings. Pounds fingers and palm of glove with rubber mallet and ball-shaped hammer to smooth seams and bulges, and form glove pocket. Removes glove from form, inserts hand into glove, and strikes glove pocket with fist while examining glove visually and tactually to ensure comfortable fit.

Should I be a Baseball Glove Shaper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Baseball-Glove Stuffer, Glove Boarder, Glove Tagger, Shaper, Baseball Glove

    How to become a Baseball Glove Shaper

    Baseball Glove Shapers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Baseball Glove Shaper-related education!
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