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omrebelfan20
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How many footballs are used and in circulation during a football game in the NFL



I mean when guys score they usually throw the ball in the stands and QBs are constantly throwing balls away. I mean are there 20 30 50 or how many footballs going from the ball man to the field like an assembly line.



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How many footballs are used and in circulation during a football game in the NFL



No clue. I'm sure a lot though. It's funny because zero fricks are given in professional sports. In college, if a ball goes in the stands, they usually want it back






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Yeah they are extremely picky about that stuff in college. Pro you can wear a sharpie in your sock and sign the game ball and throw it in the stands.





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I would love to know how many baseballs are used during an entire MLB season





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LuckySo-n-So
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From NFL Rulebook:
Digest of Rules Main
Ball
The home club shall have 36 balls for outdoor games and 24 for indoor games available for testing with a pressure gauge by the referee two hours prior to the starting time of the game to meet with League requirements. Twelve (12) new footballs, sealed in a special box and shipped by the manufacturer, will be opened in the officials’ locker room two hours prior to the starting time of the game. These balls are to be specially marked with the letter "k" and used exclusively for the kicking game.






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LuckySo-n-So
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I would love to know how many baseballs are used during an entire MLB season


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According to NBC's "Ask Liz" column, MLB says an average of 65 balls are used per game. There are 30 teams playing each other in 162 games each. So there are (15 x 162 = 2,430) games per season, (you have to divide the total number of teams by two, since each game has two teams in it). That equals: (2,430 x 65) baseballs used per season, which totals 157,950 baseballs used during games per regular season.

Update, Dec. 2011:
On p 192 of the paperback edition of his book, "The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches," Zack Hample estimates the answer to this question. Editing out his addition of spring training and post-season games, his answer to the original question would be:

196,800 baseballs.

This is 25% higher than my estimate above, and is based on the number of baseballs each team rubs down with Lena Blackburne Rubbing Mud. Note that it represents the number of balls prepared for use, not used in actual games. I'm guessing that prepping 25% more than needed would be overkill, but assuming his number is right, if we split the difference the number would be about 177,375 baseballs per season.

Finally, he says that MLB uses a TOTAL (including batting practice, etc.) of about 1.26 million baseballs per year. At his estimate of $6.79 per ball, that's $8.56 million per year for baseballs (Rawlings says "Thank you").






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1.26 million baseballs per year
I figured it would be a lot, but wow.






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Thats insane





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