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i am dan
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Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
Pretty ridiculous or not?

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Answer: Seven to 10 dozen balls are used in an average game, says the MLB. That means, among the 30 teams, about 1,550 balls are used in just one day, or about 247,860 in a season. The life expectancy of a baseball during a game these days: Often just two pitches, says the MLB.


Do balls that get taken out of play by the home plate umpire ever make it back into the game?
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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Answer: Seven to 10 dozen balls are used in an average game, says the MLB. That means, among the 30 teams, about 1,550 balls are used in just one day, or about 247,860 in a season.


You should see how many balls my ex-girlfriend goes through.


i am dan
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You should see how many balls my ex-girlfriend goes through.


Didn't know I posted this on the OT. Thought it was the MSB.
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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Do balls that get taken out of play by the home plate umpire ever make it back into the game?


They end up as BP balls


i am dan
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They end up as BP balls


That makes good sense.

And a lot of balls are hit into the stands or given to the fans at the game by players. Probably should take that into account as well.


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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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And a lot of balls are hit into the stands or given to the fans at the game by players. Probably should take that into account as well.


I would imagine the bull are fouled off, and either out of bounds or knocked up So the catcher wants a new one.

I wonder On average how many times a baseball makes contact before it’s swapped out.
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LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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I wonder On average how many times a baseball makes contact before it’s swapped out.
if it hits the ground, it’s out!


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if it hits the ground, it’s out!


I have seen pitchers and catchers quickly toss these aside...unless the ump says to remove the ball they should be trying to use them


LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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I have seen pitchers and catchers quickly toss these aside...unless the ump says to remove the ball they should be trying to use them
with the uniformity I have witnessed this phenomenon, it is likely a league wide mandate to toss any scuffed ball


dukke v
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
Why???? I see this all the time. But what’s the problem??? It may have a scuff mark on it????


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dukke v
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
Ok but who does the so-called snuffed be give an advantage to???


504Voodoo
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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Do balls that get taken out of play by the home plate umpire ever make it back into the game?




I guess they are only called up for a cup of coffee.


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btnetigers
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
At $5 per baseball that's a pretty hefty price tag.


idlewatcher
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
Does the MLB shoulder that cost or is it each individual team?


jlovel7
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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At $5 per baseball that's a pretty hefty price tag.


Is that what they cost to buy individually at retail or is that the wholesale price?


Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
It's interesting how in baseball everyone wants a clean ball but in football, kickers and QBs beat the shite out of them to their preference before the league cut down on that practice.


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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Ok but who does the so-called snuffed be give an advantage to???




A good pitcher can use that scuff to get extra break on a pitch.


Undertow
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
I think now that they’re cracking down on tacky substances a few more scuffed balls shouldn’t be a big deal.


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West Palm Tiger561
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
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Do balls that get taken out of play by the home plate umpire ever make it back into the game?


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They end up as BP balls


And then after BP balls, they end up at hitting academies or local high schools etc..


dukke v
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re: Avg # of baseballs used in an MLB game
All I know is that if I needed a job, it would be making baseballs….. I wonder how they pay????


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