Baseball Equipment

This category is for questions relating to the equipment used in baseball such as the gloves/mitts, the bats, all of the safety gear the catchers and umpires wear as well anything else that you can think of which includes the evaluation equipment that evaluates the umpires' performances as well as the instant replay equipment.

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How do you fix a cracked aluminum bat?

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Fixing a cracked aluminum bat is not a good idea, because of safety. There are many ways to patch the crack, but never restore the integrity of the bat. You can use aluminum patch (comes in a tube, like glue). That will fill the crack and make the bat appear like new, but it will never have the same characteristics. I saw a patched aluminum shatter once -- it was not a pleasant experience for the batter or catcher. If you crack an aluminum bat, I strongly recommend you throw it away and get a new bat.
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What is a baseball made of?

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outer layer= leather inside layer= compressed cork
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What is the lightest wood bat?

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33 oz I've seen people use a 29 inch wood bat so meaning that it was 27oz
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Why does a baseball catcher's mitt have more padding than a conventional glove?

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because the catcher is having a baseball thrown over and over and over into his mitt at around 85 mph, and there has to be a lot of padding to cushion that blow. or else it will break his hand. fast.
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What country invented baseball?

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The UK actually invented baseball it was invented in 1744 by the british but the Americans took it over to their country in 1762. It was popular in England, more popular than football is today and because the USA is bigger and just as popular the Americans claimed it as their sport.anwerd by mohamed mido
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What does '0 for 3' mean in baseball?

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In baseball, '0 for 3' means a batter has 0 hits in 3 official at bats.
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What does it mean for the barrel on a bat to be stacked?

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It can refer to "corking" the bat, so that an advantage is gained, in terms of the bat's "springiness" and, therefore, enhanced ability to hit the ball further.
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Why is there an American League and a National League?

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The American League came to be in 1900. It was formed by joining together several minor league teams (and not by splitting off from the National League). In 1900, Ban Johnson (president of the Western League, the strongest of the minor leagues) and Charles Comiskey (who owned the Chicago White Sox franchise) wanted an open competition with the National League. So, they created the American League. The American League joined the majors in 1901, and the Chicago White Sox won the very first American League pennant. Winning the Pennant in either league was the pinnacle of success as the two leagues did not compete against each other in the World Series until 1903 when each league sent one team - the one that won their respective Pennant - to the World Series. That practice continues until today (with the exception of two years - 1904 and 1994. Why the leagues are named so similarly "American" and "National" remains a mystery; "American League" may be a throwback to the previous NL competitor, American Association. The American league is Yankees, Rangers. The Nationals league is Phillies, Mets, Braves, Giants, Nationals, Redsox, Cardinals and Pirates.
Asked in Baseball Memorabilia, Bats, Baseball Equipment

How do you find info on baseball bat manufacturers?

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try searching up a official site of the manafacturers but I know some bat ranks here they are 1. DeMarini ( my favorite !!!!!!!!!!!! ) 2. Easton ( love the Stealths and Synergys ) 3. Louisville Slugger ( Alex Rodriguez got sponsored by them ) 4. Rawlings ( thier Nemesis bats are pretty good ) 5. Worth ( I have the Amp and It's ranked the 6th best bat ) If you are looking to buy a bat buy a DeMarini because they're th top bat manafacturers I won a 2009 DeMarini Vendetta for half the price $60.00 on ebay. Yes, they are quite popular. But, if you want to find a certain manufacturer, i would look them up on google, and look for their official site. ask around but if your a power hitter get a bat that does not have a tingy sound because they are thin and brake easier and dont hit as solid but if your are an on base hitter then get a light bat that is strong so you can place it well.
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What was the model and make of Mickey Mantle's glove?

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Mantle used Rawlings gloves. (and maybe a Spalding baseman's mitt but that was made by Rawlings anyway.) That's common knowledge. He used different model numbers but basically the same glove in the 60's. A few were sold at auction (the 60's types XPG gloves) and the 50's is in the hall of fame now. There's a gentleman in Pittsburgh who has Mantle's gloves. Why do you want to know?If you're looking to buy then I suggest you save up about 1/4 million bucks because that's what the 60's ones sell for. The 50's one in the HOF would probably be much more than that. Answer He generally wore the spalding xpg pro. However, I have an 8x11 picture of him and Roger Maris together in the home dugout. He is wearing a Spalding. Has his name hand printed down the thumb. Answer mickey mantle used a rawlings mit. he started with the HH model "Harvey Haddix" before mantle himself had a contract with rawlings to make his own model. his first personal model was a MM 50's model it was the same as the HH model he had been using now with his name on the glove. then he went to a MMP model and it is basicly the same as the MM only the thumb on the glove is longer its now even with the rest of the fingers instead of being a little shorter. now comes the XPG6 he used in the 60's two models here also. the first and second are about the same. heres the diff. the early had his block signaure old style and the thumb of the glove has a two strip leather adjustment top outside. also the top of the fingers are crossed laced along he top of the fingers. the lattter glove has his more known signature looping M's no thumb adj. and now the top of the lacing on the fingers is X lace meaning it was a new and stronger lacing tech. that madethe fingers hold together better after that when he went to first base it is said he used a spaulding but most top of the line spauldings were made by rawlings. that's why most of the 60's rawlings spuladings glove are very similar. I've never seen a picture of him wearing a spaulding though. so after he went to first it a gray area for me. store model mantle gloves just like the ones he used are out there look on eBay the MM model's sell for 600 plus in really good condition the MMP about 400 plus and the XPG6 250 to some even out pacing the MMP around 350 for really nice models
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How do you break in a Wilson baseball glove?

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using it one way but its all preference u can put some oil on it the put a ball in the pocket then warp it up and leave it for a day. then get a mallet then pound the pocket then play catch and just pound it an bend it around to how u like it.
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What does the -number weight drop on bats mean?

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Number Weight Drop on Bats It designates the Length to Weight difference - i.e. if a bat's length is 34 in and is a -5 bat, then its weight is 29 (ounces) It is the difference of the height and weight of the bat. if you have a 33 inch bat and its a drop 3 it would weight 30 ounces its the ratio between the length and the weight
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Can first baseman tag the base with an empty glove?

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Yes, but the ball must be in his other hand in order for it to be an out.
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What is the psi for a baseball?

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A baseball doesn't even weigh a pound so the psi would be awfully small. By the way a baseball weighs 5 ounces.
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What does the number 714 represent in baseball?

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The number 714 represents the career total of home runs hit by Babe Ruth. This was the home run career record until Hank Aaron broke it by ending his career with 755 home runs.
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What is the machine used to make cotton?

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Cotton is not '''made''' by a machine. It is grown on a plant mainly in the southern united states. The "cotton balls" are picked, then cleaned. Next they are combed into fibres that are twisted into thread. The thread is then used in clothing and other items.
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How can you tell if a bat is corked or not?

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The only real way to know if a bat is corked or not is to have it sawed or broken open. I particularly like it when the bat they're using to cheat with breaks during the at-bat. It always tickles my fancy.
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What was the longest game in baseball history?

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The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history in 1981 at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium. Game time was a total of 8:25, with 33 innings. The game began on Saturday, April 18, 1981, and continued through the night and into Easter morning before finally being suspended. Although most leagues have a curfew rule that would have suspended the game, the rule book that the home-plate umpire had that night did not contain one. So the teams continued playing until the president of the league, Harold Cooper, was finally reached on the phone sometime after 3 a.m. Finally at 4:09, at the end of the 32nd inning, the game was stopped and would be resumed at a later date. At this point, there were 19 fans left in the seats, all of whom were given lifetime passes to McCoy Stadium. The game resumed on the evening of Tuesday, June 23, the next time the Red Wings were in town. A sellout crowd and news media from around the world were on hand, partly because the major leagues were on strike at the time. On that evening, it took just one inning and 18 minutes to settle the game, with Pawtucket's Dave Koza driving in Marty Barrett for the winning run in the bottom of the 33rd. The longest game in MLB history took place on May 9, 1984, when the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers played a game that lasted 25 innings, a total time of 8 hours and 6 minutes. The Sox eventually won the game 7-6. The longest baseball game in NCAA history was played on May 30, 2009 between the Boston College Eagles and the Texas Longhorns. The game went 25 innings and was 7 hours and 3 minutes long. The game ultimately ended at 2 a.m. the morning of May 31st. The final score was 3-2 in favor of the Longhorns.