The Glove Doctor

The Glove Doctor, LLC is a family owned Christian-based business specializing in repairing and relacing baseball and softball gloves for over 30 years. Since 1995, we have been selling new gloves and currently are an authorized dealer for Glovesmith, Mizuno, Nokona, Rawlings, and Wilson.

We have been designated as the official baseball and softball glove repair facility for Wilson Sporting Goods!


We take great pride in our work and enjoy making sure our customers get the right new glove - broken in and ready to play!

 

 

  

 

For more information contact us at:

Shop 330-856-4899

Cell 330-550-1731

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CUSTOM GLOVES

Are you looking for something that stands out? You can special order a glove with the custom options you that fits your style.

The Glove Doctor, LLC partners with major manufacturers that provide the ability to custom order gloves. Links to the web sites of these manufacturers are provided below for your convenience. However, remember to contact The Glove Doctor directly to purchase your new glove!  If you go through the manufacturer's shopping cart to purchase, you will not be purchasing through The Glove Doctor LLC.  If you configure what you are looking for and share it with us through e-mail or printed copy, we will then order the glove(s) for you and make sure you are getting all the specs and features you need before you commit to the purchase. 

The Glove Doctor specializes in breaking in all gloves that he sells, taking the pain out of buying a new glove. Each new glove is given his personal touch. Mike’s work ethic and honesty has helped the business grow steadily for the past 25 years.

 

 

 

 

 

A Short History of The Glove Doctor, LLC

THEN... 

 

Excerpt from Newspaper Article printed in the Youngstown Vindicator April 30, 2000

Excerpt from Newspaper Article printed in the Youngstown Vindicator April 30, 2000

GLOVE DOCTOR PRESCRIBES -- REPAIR AND RELACE” Michael Wilkinson has earned a beloved nickname during the past 20 years. There is a common bond between a kid and his old dusty baseball glove. But those boys grow up. And though the excitement of the mitt fades, the memory of great play with that old glove can linger for a lifetime. From his workshop in his Scoville Drive home, Michael Wilkinson keeps the memories and the gloves alive…. “it’s gotten to the point where I want to do this full time after retirement,” said the 53 year old Wilkinson.

AND NOW ...

After retiring in 2002 as a Tool Engineer for 34 years, Mike has become “The Glove Doctor” full time with his wife, Barbara and son, Brant helping grow the business!

Owner, Mike Wilkinson with experience gained over the past 30 years is able to re-lace, patch and sew, add padding, Velcro, replace straps and do just about anything that needs done to a glove to keep it serviceable. Due to time restraints, restoring old gloves is no longer done. Mike’s knowledge is self taught (with an engineering background) and from personal contact with designers and representatives of his glove manufacturers.

Mike has been helping his customers find the right glove for the past 15 years. He represents five manufacturers and is able to obtain the glove you want, if he does not have it in stock. He carries gloves for the T-Ball player to the Sr. Softball player and everyone in between, including the left-handed player. We have a glove in your price range and it comes broken it for you. Mike has been attending tournaments and sign-ups for many years and earned the respect of his customers. Now that his son is joining the business, he is reaching out to the Web to answer the ever popular question “Do you have a Web site?”

Due to our being designated as the Wilson repair and warranty facility, the workload has increased significantly. Enough that the time required to keep up has reduced the time available to travel to tournaments causing us to cut back on travel. Also, at 67 years old it gets tough packing up and hauling all the gloves around and setting up and tearing down.

Our shop is located in our home, and therefore we would appreciate not receiving calls until 10:00 am Eastern time.  And for those customers who travel to our shop, please call for an appointment, as I may be traveling with the gloves, and our security team may react to unscheduled cars in the drive. 

Customer Testimonials

"Mike Wilkinson is better known as "The Glove Doctor", in my opinion the USA's foremost expert on glove repair.  Wilson has identified one person that we certify as an authorized repair center, and he's it. 

                   Michael Markovich,
                                                   Global Business Director Wilson Baseball/Softball


Mike Florak“When it comes to repairing gloves in a timely and professional manner, no one does it better than The Glove Doctor.

To perform at the highest level, you need to have your equipment functioning at the highest level. It starts with having your glove in the best shape possible. The care and concern that The Glove Doctor puts into his work are unmatched and I wouldn’t trust anyone more with the repair of my players’ equipment.”

Mike Florak – Former Head Coach, Youngstown State University; Head Coach, Southern Ohio Copperheads Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League; Former Head Coach, Waynesburg University


CT EliminatorsThe Jandreau Family – Connecticut Eliminators

“We have known “The Glove Doctor” going on 5 years now. We met him at the first Pony National Tournament held in Ohio and a quick friendship formed. We purchased the first of many gloves from him at this tournament and have been in contact at each tournament held in Ohio since.

We were in desperate need of glove repair one year and Mike was not able to attend the second week of the nationals. Upon getting in touch with him, we were directed to his business and the repairs were done ON THE SPOT. One of the gloves was our daughters catchers mitt – not an easy task to repair or even be able to borrow from someone else, but not to worry with “The Glove Doctor” around.

Upon returning to our hotel, many teammates informed us that they were disappointed that they did not know we were going because they too either had repair issues or were looking for new gloves. In case you were wondering – YES this doctor DOES MAKE HOUSE CALLS – even hotel calls. He was on his way to our hotel and was able to repair many gloves and even sold a few.

This may be long, but when you meet Mike Wilkinson aka “The Glove Doctor” you will know exactly what I’m talking about.”


Dave BatesDave Bates Former Varsity Head Coach, Carmichael Area School District "Mike Wilkinson provides a unique service at a great price. He is on intimate terms with the wants and needs of the players and coaches across the nation. The Glove Doctor is not only quick, reliable, and thoughough in his work, he is also a pleasure to deal with personally." "Mike Wilkinson is the 'Willie Mays' of the glove industry. The Glove Doctor would be on any All-Star team I was assembling. Wilkinson has found a wonderful blend of spirituality and baseball in his ministry."


   
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