Popular Science first wrote about the baseball glove in an issue from January 1896. The article, which is titled,
'The Ball Can't Drop Out of This Glove', highlights the technological advances that were already spinning the game forward.
Or, if not forward, at least in an interesting direction:
Major Robert H. Young, of the United States Air Service, has invented a baseball glove that swallows this compressed air,
creating a partial vacuum in the glove and eliminating the tendency to rebound.
There are air holes in the padded palm to which flexible tubes are attached.
These tubes have their outlets in the sides of the glove.
There are valves at the end of the tubes that prevent air from entering.