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#5064955 - 07/07/10 07:13 PM Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game
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Number of Balls Used in a Game
Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6 pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team in the league playing 162 games and dividing by 2 since two teams play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a typical MLB season would about 111,780 balls per year.

According to MLB, between five and six dozen are used per game (60-70 balls).
Have to have 90 on hand
The home team has to have 90 new baseballs on hand for each game. That doesn't mean they'll use them all, but they must have them, just in case.
Average life of ball is 6 pitches
This is an interesting question. I am not sure if a true average can be reached due to climate and other issues and yet here is what I found on the web through yahoo. "According to Ensley, every major league game begins with six dozen balls. He goes on to explain that the average life of a ball is six pitches. Since most major league games average between 250 and 300 pitches, that would put the ball count at about 40 or 50 balls used per game".
About 72 balls
According to the MLB: "It says between five and six dozen baseballs are used during each baseball game, as many as 72 balls."
Each ball costs about $3-dollars, so that works out to $216-dollars worth of balls for each baseball game.


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#5068195 - 07/08/10 02:45 PM Re: Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game [Re: Sparky 61]
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I always wondered about that. So how about footballs?
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#5068213 - 07/08/10 02:48 PM Re: Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game [Re: deucer02]
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Each ball is rubbed with dirt from a specific secret location. Each team is sent a can of this dirt.
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#5068226 - 07/08/10 02:50 PM Re: Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game [Re: Kingfisher196]
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Probably around 50. Did I win??
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#5068233 - 07/08/10 02:51 PM Re: Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game [Re: deucer02]
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Originally Posted By: deucer02
I always wondered about that. So how about footballs?


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#5068252 - 07/08/10 02:55 PM Re: Baseball Trivia--- How many baseballs used In MLB Game [Re: senko9S]
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