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History of the baseball

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  • 1. By: Rhett Dempsey and Hunter Pappan History of the Baseball *There will be a quiz at the end!*
  • 2. The 1 st Baseball
    • The cover of the 1 st baseball is made of horsehide.
    • The core was rubber and string wrapped.
    • It weighed about 5 ¾ ounces.
    • The circumference was about 9 ¾ inches.
  • 3. How the Baseball has Changed
    • The next baseball was a little different than the first.
    • It weighed 5 ½ ounces.
    • The circumference was 9 ½ inches.
  • 4.
    • The 1900’s baseball was different too.
    • It weighs less and its smaller.
    • It weighed 5 ounces.
    • It’s circumference was 9 ¼ inches.
    1900’s Baseball
  • 5. The Modern Baseball
    • Today’s baseball is perfectly round.
    • The inside is rubber, cork, or maybe both.
    • It weighs 5 ¼ ounces.
    • It’s 9 ¼ inches in circumference.
  • 6.
    • The string or yarn can be 1 mile long.
    • 3 inches in diameter.
    • The outside is made of cowhide.
    The Modern Baseball
  • 7. Inside a Baseball
    • Inside a baseball you will see the core, yarn, and stitches.
    • The red and black substance is rubber.
  • 8. How it’s Made First they start out with a small cork. Then they pour a latex adhesive into a drum. Next they loop ply wool around the cork. After that they put another layer of wool on. Then they put a 3 rd layer on. Last they put a wool on that is much lighter. It takes a week to make a MLB baseball!
  • 9. “ The Mud”
    • The Major League uses the mud from a lake to make the baseballs less slick.
    • They do this because a hitter was killed by a wild pitch.
    • They started using it in 1938.
    • Only the Major League knows where they get the mud from.
  • 10. How many stitches are there?
    • There are 108 stitches in a modern baseball.
    • For the last stitch they go through the middle of the baseball and cut the string.
  • 11. The Farthest Hit
    • The farthest hit in the MLB is 634 ft.
    • Mickey Mantle was the player who hit the baseball.
  • 12. The Fastest Throw
    • The fastest throw was 107.9 mph.
    • The throw was a pitch by Bob Feller in Griffith Stadium (Texas Rangers Ballpark).
    • He was born in Van Meter, Iowa.
  • 13. President’s Pitch
    • For 100 years president’s have been throwing the first pitch for the Washington D.C. team.
    • This year Barack Obama threw the first pitch on April 5 for the Washington Nationals.
    • William Howard Taft threw the first pitch 100 years ago.
    • It’s a tradition for every president to threw the first pitch.
  • 14. The Most Expensive Baseball
    • Mark McGwire’s 70 th home run was sold for $3,005,000!!!
    • The baseball was hit on September 27, 1998 for a record of the most home runs in a season.
    • That record was broken by Barry Bonds in 2001.
  • 15. The Most Expensive Baseball Signed
    • Babe Ruth has the most expensive single signed baseball.
    • It’s graded 9.5 out of 10!!!
    • The cost of the baseball is $150,000!!!
  • 16.
    • Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe have the record for the dual signed baseball and for the most expensive baseball.
    • The cost was $191,200!!!
    • It was sold on May 6, 2006
    The Most Expensive Dual Baseball Signed
  • 17. How many baseballs they use a game?
    • No one really knows how many baseballs are at 1 game!
  • 18. How many baseballs do they use a season?
    • The MLB use approximately 113,500 baseballs in a season.
  • 19. Credits
    • Thanks to these websites, we have all the facts right now!
    • http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~reiland/baseball.html
    • http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/art_hr.shtml
    • http://www.fogdog.com/fog-the-history-of-the-baseball--bg-527303.html
    • http://www.19cbaseball.com/19th-century-baseball.html#1859
    • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_baseballs_are_used_during_a_MLB_game
    • http://baseballrubbingmud.com/
    • http://www.hrsinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/inside-a-baseball.jpg
  • 20. TIME FOR THE QUIZ!!!
    • Try to answer them based off our PowerPoint
    • GOOD LUCK!!!!
  • 21. How much did the first baseball weigh?
    • 5 ¾ oz.
    • 5 oz.
    • 5 ¼ oz.
  • 22. Who threw the fastest pitch?
    • Jackie Robinson
    • Bob Feller
    • Cliff Lee
  • 23. About how many baseballs do they use a season?
    • 500
    • 113,500
    • 200,000
  • 24. How fast was the fastest pitch?
    • 106.9
    • 107.9
    • 105.3
  • 25. THANK YOU!!!
    • Thank you for your time and attention!
    • We appreciate you for giving your time and effort to come and judge our PowerPoint!