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History of the baseball

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

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