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How many balls are used in an average 9 inning game?


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2011-09-13 01:19:26
2011-09-13 01:19:26

Every game starts out with 72 baseballs. The average life of a baseball, is 6 putches, so if you take the average pitches thrown in a game 250 - 300, you get about 40 or 50 balls used in a game. A side note, every ball that will be used in a game has mud from Mississippi worked into the ball. This is why they are never bright white.


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