How It's Made: Baseball Gloves

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Mizuno Baseball Glove Factory

Photograph By Tony Law for ESPN The Magazine

The first step inside the Shanghai Mizuno factory: an employee inspects the leather to be used in making the gloves. He examines the feel, the softness (temper) and color of the hide to ensure it meets the standards for the particular model of glove, as different parts of the glove are made from different sections of the cowhide.